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Confirmation of NC employment big lie, 5.4 percent unemployment and job growth touted, Reality is 4.5 plummet in participation rate, Greensboro area first in nation in hunger, 5.6 percent drop in percent of population employed, Immigrants got jobs

Confirmation of NC employment big lie, 5.4 percent unemployment and job growth touted, Reality is 4.5 plummet in participation rate, Greensboro area first in nation in hunger, 5.6 percent drop in percent of population employed, Immigrants got jobs

“The total number of working-age (16 to 65) immigrants (legal and illegal) holding a job in North Carolina increased by 313,000 from the first quarter of 2000 to the first quarter of 2014, while the number of working-age natives with a job declined by 32,000 over the same time.”…Center for Immigration Studies Aug 2014

“There’s no other way to say this. The official unemployment rate, which cruelly overlooks the suffering of the long-term and often permanently unemployed as well as the depressingly underemployed, amounts to a Big Lie.”…Gallup CEO Jim Clifton 

“In February 2015 there were 43,000 fewer white Americans employed, 354,000 more not in the labor force, 96,000 more employed and we added 295,000 jobs? Was Common Core math used?”…Citizen Wells

 

 

Smoke and mirrors may work for a while.

But sooner or later the smoke will dissipate.

Mirrors develop cracks.

So it is with the lies about the economy and jobs.

Just as in the US, the lies about the economy and jobs in NC will come to light.

From Citizen News April 24, 2015.

“The BLS reports a 5.4 percent unemployment rate for NC in March 2015.

The NC Dept. of Commerce reports a 5.4 percent unemployment rate for NC in March 2015.

The Charlotte Observer also reports a 5.4 percent unemployment rate for NC in March 2015.

“North Carolina’s unemployment rate rose a notch to 5.4 percent in March as tens of thousands of people entered the labor force in search of work.

The Labor and Economic Division of the N.C. Department of Commerce reported Tuesday that the unemployment rate rose one-tenth of a percentage point from 5.3 percent in February. A year ago, the state’s unemployment rate stood at 6.4 percent.”

“No mention of the fact that the NC labor force participation rate has plummeted 4.5 percent since January 2009 when Obama took office.”

Read more:

http://citizenwells.net/2015/04/24/nc-unemployment-rate-big-lie-bls-and-nc-commerce-dept-report-5-4-percent-march-2015-charlotte-observer-media-repeat-lie-no-mention-of-4-5-percent-plummet-in-participation-rate/

Now for the truth.

The NC labor force participation rate has plummeted 4.5 percent since January 2009 when Obama took office.

The employment to population rate has plummeted 5.6 percent since the Democrats took control of both US houses in Jan 2007.

From the Greensboro News Record April 18, 2015.

“Another poll has ranked the Greensboro-High Point metropolitan area as among the hungriest in the country.

Only this time, the Gallup poll commissioned by the Food Research and Action Center in 2014 ranks the area No. 1 for people who had difficulties securing food, based on a percentage of the total population.

North Carolina placed eighth overall, with Mississippi at the top of the rankings. Louisiana was second, followed by West Virginia.”

http://www.news-record.com/news/local_news/greensboro-high-point-top-nationwide-hunger-list/article_88828c52-e568-11e4-9b5b-db55afd7f635.html

From the Center for Immigration Studies August 2014.

“Who Got the Jobs in North Carolina?”

“Natives accounted for most of the growth in population, but all employment growth went to immigrants”

Among the findings:

  • The total number of working-age (16 to 65) immigrants (legal and illegal) holding a job in North Carolina increased by 313,000 from the first quarter of 2000 to the first quarter of 2014, while the number of working-age natives with a job declined by 32,000 over the same time.
  • The fact that all of the long-term net gain in employment among the working-age went to immigrants is striking because natives accounted for 61 percent of the increase in the total size of the state’s working-age population.
  • In the first quarter of this year, only 64 percent of working-age natives in the state held a job. As recently as 2000, 74 percent of working-age natives in North Carolina were working.
  • Because the native working-age population in North Carolina grew significantly, but the share working actually fell, there were 720,000 more working-age natives not working in the first quarter of 2014 than in 2000 — a 56 percent increase.

Read more:

http://cis.org/all-north-carolina-employment-growth-since-2000-went-to-immigrants

 

 

 

 

Greensboro High Point NC top nationwide hunger list, Gallup poll, April 18, 2015, North Carolina eighth overall, 17.2 percent in US reported food hardship, Only top 10 metro area with 25 percent plus reporting food hardship

Greensboro High Point NC top nationwide hunger list, Gallup poll, April 18, 2015, North Carolina eighth overall, 17.2 percent in US reported food hardship, Only top 10 metro area with 25 percent plus reporting food hardship

“I hear a lot of people say the recession is over, the economy is better … that’s true for many people, but that’s not true for most of those we are serving because the recovery hasn’t reached them yet,”…Clyde Fitzgerald, Second Harvest Food Bank 

“There’s no other way to say this. The official unemployment rate, which cruelly overlooks the suffering of the long-term and often permanently unemployed as well as the depressingly underemployed, amounts to a Big Lie.”…Gallup CEO Jim Clifton 

Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.”…George Orwell, “1984”

 

 

From the Greensboro News Record April 18, 2015.

“Another poll has ranked the Greensboro-High Point metropolitan area as among the hungriest in the country.

Only this time, the Gallup poll commissioned by the Food Research and Action Center in 2014 ranks the area No. 1 for people who had difficulties securing food, based on a percentage of the total population.

North Carolina placed eighth overall, with Mississippi at the top of the rankings. Louisiana was second, followed by West Virginia.”

“Most of the area’s problems can be traced to 2007 when textile companies, furniture manufacturers and call centers began eliminating jobs. It’s a list that’s as daunting as it is distinguished and includes such companies as Cone Denim, American Express and Thomas Built Buses.”

“The poll asked a single question: Have there been times in the past 12 months when you did not have enough money to buy food that you or your family needed?

It was posed to hundreds of thousands of households across the country as part of the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index.

The result: Americans in every community and state struggle to put food on the table.

Across the country, 17.2 percent of respondents reported food hardship — an indicator of hunger. It’s the lowest rate since Gallup began collecting this data in early 2008.

“The immediate response I had was, ‘Here’s our opportunity to take our biggest challenge and turn it into our biggest opportunity for innovation,’ ” said Marianne LeGreco, a communication studies professor at UNC-Greensboro who specializes in food policy and public health communication.

According to the Gallup poll, Greensboro-High Point is also the only metro area in the top 10 with more than 25 percent saying they had a food hardship.”

Read more:

http://www.news-record.com/news/local_news/greensboro-high-point-top-nationwide-hunger-list/article_88828c52-e568-11e4-9b5b-db55afd7f635.html

 

Obama white house jobs reports, Tell the big lie and repeat it, Economic council labor participation rate lie repeated at WhiteHouse.gov, Another Obama diversion, Young Americans and whites not in labor force gain fewest jobs

Obama white house jobs reports, Tell the big lie and repeat it, Economic council labor participation rate lie repeated at WhiteHouse.gov, Another Obama diversion, Young Americans and whites not in labor force gain fewest jobs

“For now, the absence of young adults from the housing market continues to put a dent in the homeownership rate, which dropped to 64.8% in the first quarter, compared with 65.2% in the fourth quarter of 2013, according to U.S. Census statistics. The rate was as high as 69.2% in the fourth quarter of 2004. For those younger than 35, the rate has fallen noticeably faster. It slipped to 36.2% in the first quarter, from 36.8% in the fourth. The homeownership rate for this group was as high as 43.6% in the second quarter of 2004.”…Market Watch May 12, 2014

“In today’s labor market, there are nearly 1 million “missing” young workers—potential workers who are neither employed nor actively seeking work (and are thus not counted in the unemployment rate) because job opportunities remain so scarce. If these missing workers were in the labor market looking for work, the unemployment rate of workers under age 25 would be 18.1 percent instead of 14.5 percent.”…Economic Policy Institute May 1, 2014

“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.”…Joseph Goebbels

 

 

The Obama Ministry of Truth

Tell the big lie and repeat it.

Obama’s White House Council of Economic Advisers crafts the big lie, that a large portion of the drop in labor force participation is due to the aging of the population.

And WhiteHouse.org, in a report crafted by one of the advisers, Jason Furman, a member of the 2008 Obama campaign team, repeats the big lie.

So why was it necessary to devise the big lie and divert attention away from something?

Here is the rest of the story:

From Citizen News April 7, 2015.

From  “The Labor Force Participation Rate since 2007″ July 2014.

“Summary of the Main Results

Since the final quarter of 2007, the labor force participation rate has fallen from 65.9 percent to 62.8 percent in the second quarter of 2014, a decline of 3.1 percentage points. In this report, the Council of Economic Advisers estimates that this 3.1 percentage point decline can be attributed to three main sources:

About half of the decline (1.6 percentage point) is due to the aging of the population. Because older individuals participate in the labor force at lower rates than younger workers, the aging of the population exerts downward pressure on the overall labor force participation rate. While older workers today are participating in the labor force at higher rates than older workers of previous generations, there is still a very large drop-off in participation when workers enter their early 60s.”

“In the last few years the aging of the population has been an increasingly important source of the decline in the participation rate. From the beginning of 2011 to the second quarter of 2014, the participation rate fell by 1.4 percentage points. Around 70 percent of that decline (1.0 percentage point) can be directly attributed to the aging of the population and increased retirements.”
“The Aging of the Workforce The largest single factor in the decline of the participation rate since the end of 2007 is the aging of the workforce—something that was predicted well before the Great Recession. Every year since 2000, the Economic Report of the President has mentioned the post-2008 decline in the labor force participation rate as a factor slowing growth of potential real GDP. In 2004, the first year in which their ten-year forecast included the 2007-2013 period, CBO predicted that participation would fall by 1 percentage point between 2007 and 2013 due to aging. Also, in 2006 researchers from the Federal Reserve predicted, based solely on aging and other trends, that the participation rate would fall to 63.3 percent in 2013—the exact value to which it fell (Aaronson et al. 2006).”

Compare the above to the following.

From Market Watch March 5, 2015.

“Many older workers are holding on to their jobs instead of retiring — and that’s causing a logjam in the labor market.

After reaching a historic peak in 2000, the labor force participation rate — the sum of workers and those who want to work as a proportion of the working-age population — “drifted gradually downward,” says Patrick O’Keefe, director of economic research at CohnReznick, an accounting and advisory firm. The decline accelerated with the 2008 recession and the rate fell to a 36-year low of 62.8% at the end of 2013 and, he says, “has hovered around that level since.” The rate was at 62.9% in January 2015.

There’s been a sharp decline in labor force participation among younger workers (aged 16 to 24) and prime-age working adults (aged 25 to 54), according to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics figures, while older workers have been holding on to their jobs. “Coincidentally, a larger share of baby boomers, an exceptionally large cohort, continues to participate at historically high levels,” O’Keefe says. “Fewer Americans have or are seeking jobs and that has long-term implications for the U.S. economy and economic policy.”

In the fourth quarter, the labor force participation rate of younger workers was just 55.5% after holding steady at about 66% from 1998 to 2000, and participation by the prime earning group (ages 25 to 54) was unchanged at 80.8% after peaking at 84.4% in early 2000. However, participation among those approaching retirement had slipped only slightly from the mid-2010 post-war record rate of 65.3% to 64.3% in the most recent quarter and was 18.6% for those 65-plus, just shy of a two-year high of 19%.

Americans have either decided to remain in the workforce at a time when they might have otherwise retired due to finances or because they like working, “and that has meant greater competition for jobs,” says Mark Hamrick, Washington bureau chief at personal finance site Bankrate.com. Only 26% of Americans have a traditional notion of retirement in which they plan to stop working altogether, according to a new survey of 7,000 households released last week by The Pew Charitable Trusts.”

http://citizenwells.net/2015/04/07/obama-white-house-council-of-economic-advisers-lies-about-labor-force-participation-blame-older-workers-more-younger-workers-not-participating-white-americans-decimated-by-obama-policies/

Notice the reliance on predictions as did Goldman Sachs Chief Economist Jan Hatzius.

Big lie repeated.

From Citizen News April 8, 2015.

From WhiteHouse.gov February 6, 2015.
“The Employment Situation in January”

“Posted by Jason Furman”

“2. The labor force participation rate rose to 62.9 percent in January, and has been relatively stable, on balance, since October 2013—during which time the unemployment rate has fallen by 1.5 percentage point.The recent stabilization in the participation rate suggests that all of the decline in the unemployment rate over the past fifteen months has been due to employment gains. Over the recovery as a whole, the participation rate has fallen, in large part because of two simultaneous events that hit in 2008: the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, and the beginning of a retirement boom as the first Baby Boomers became eligible for Social Security. Last summer, the Council of Economic Advisers released a report elaborating on these and other factors driving the decline in the participation rate. Updating the analysis to account for today’s data, CEA estimates that of the 3.0 percentage-point decline in the participation rate from 2007:Q4 to January 2015, 1.8 percentage point is due to the natural aging of the population and 0.5 percentage point is due to standard business-cycle effects. The remaining 0.8 percentage point is a “residual” that could reflect either less-well-understood pre-existing trends or lingering after-effects from the unusual severity of the Great Recession. (Components do not sum to total due to rounding.) Although the effect of an aging population is likely to exert downward pressure on the participation rate for years to come, the President has proposed a number of policy steps that can help support labor force participation and the economy’s long-run potential output. An updated discussion of the labor force participation rate and policy implications will appear in the forthcoming Economic Report of the President.”

http://citizenwells.net/2015/04/08/obama-white-house-lies-exceed-orwellian-levels-monthly-jobs-reports-labor-force-participation-blamed-on-older-workers-retiring-blame-falls-on-obama-and-lack-of-jobs-for-younger-americans/

More Obama White House lies for the March 2015 jobs report.

From Citizen News April 8, 2015.

“From the Obama Ministry of Truth at WhiteHouse.gov, April 3, 2015.

“The Employment Situation in March”

“The March employment report reflects a pace of monthly job growth below the recent trend, coming on the heels of February’s strong report. The unemployment rate was stable, broader measures of unemployment fell, and hourly earnings continued their rise. A range of factors including the weather and the global economic slowdown have affected economic data for the first quarter. The President has been clear that he will continue to push for policies including investments in infrastructure and relief from the sequester that would help ensure the strong underlying longer-term trends persist.

FIVE KEY POINTS IN TODAY’S REPORT FROM THE BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS

1. The private sector has added 12.1 million jobs over 61 straight months of job growth, extending the longest streak on record. Today we learned that total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 126,000 in March, driven by a 129,000 increase in private-sector employment. This particular month’s job gains were below the recent trend, as job growth in a number of industries slowed somewhat (see point 5). Over the past twelve months, the private sector has added 3.1 million jobs, nearly the highest year-over-year growth in the recovery so far.”

Read more

First let’s address the “February’s strong report “.

 From Citizen Wells March 7, 2015.

“Nonfarm payrolls increased 295,000 last month”

“Yet, if you simply look at the data from the US Labor Department you find:

43,000 fewer Whites employed in Feb!!!

There were 354,000 more people not in the labor force!

There were 180,000 more people not in the labor force who want a job now!

There were 250,000 more Hispanic/Latino workers employed since December 2014.

It is worse than that.”

Read more

Data from the US Labor Dept. for March 2015.

From Citizen News April 3, 2015.

“Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 126,000 in March, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 5.5 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.
Employment continued to trend up in professional and business services, health care, and retail trade, while mining lost jobs.”

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.nr0.htm

“Now for the rest of the story, the truth.

Also from the same website, historical tables.

There were 106,000 fewer whites employed in March.

There were 226,000 more whites not in the labor force.

There were 81,000 more Hispanic employments.

Don’t take my word for it.

Look it up!”

http://citizenwells.net/2015/04/08/the-employment-situation-in-march-2015-whitehouse-gov-obama-white-house-tells-the-big-lie-about-jobs-12-1-million-jobs-just-over-6-million-employment-gains-under-obama-75-percent-hispanic-latino/

You already know by now that one of the reasons for the drop in the labor force participation rate is the drop in employment of younger Americans.

The other big reason, that is not being reported (except here):

From Citizen News April 8, 2015.

“Why is the Obama White House erroneously blaming older workers for the drop in the labor force participation rate?

The answer is simple.

A diversion.

Why is this diversion necessary.

To hide the fact that younger and white American workers are being decimated by the Obama policies which include allowing so many illegals to stay in this country and work.

This is important.

The drop in labor force participation is significant despite the attempts by Obama et al to obfuscate the reasons.

However, perhaps even more significant is the number that are not in the labor force and therefore prevent the participation rate and unemployment rate from being worse.

Let’s focus on white Americans, since at the time the youngest members of the workforce were born, approx. 70 percent of the US population was white.

When Obama and the media lie about the job situation the implication is that all the so called jobs being created are dispersed proportionately.

That is not so.”

http://citizenwells.net/2015/04/08/obama-white-house-labor-force-participation-lies-explained-covering-for-white-american-job-losses-another-obama-diversion-just-over-1-million-more-white-employments-despite-millions-entering-work-f/

The Obama camp.

Masters of diversions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Obama v Bush first 6 year comparison, White american employment, Over 2 million more working in 2007 than 2015, White employment decimated under Obama, Hispanic Latinos gain 4 million

Obama v Bush first 6 year comparison, White american employment, Over 2 million more working in 2007 than 2015, White employment decimated under Obama, Hispanic Latinos gain 4 million

“There’s no other way to say this. The official unemployment rate, which cruelly overlooks the suffering of the long-term and often permanently unemployed as well as the depressingly underemployed, amounts to a Big Lie.”…Gallup CEO Jim Clifton 

“In February 2015 there were 43,000 fewer white Americans employed, 354,000 more not in the labor force, 96,000 more employed and we added 295,000 jobs? Was Common Core math used?”…Citizen Wells

“Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.”…George Orwell, “1984″

 

 

Many of the left wing web sites, in their efforts to prop up Obama, have compared the performance of the Bush presidency to Obama’s. They typically compare the 8 years of Bush to the current Obama stats. Of course what they fail to mention is that the Democrats controlled both houses of congress the last 2 years of Bush.

Here is a more fair, more realistic comparison.

The first 6 years of Bush compared to the first 6 of Obama.

March 2007 to March 2015.

White American employment.

In March of 2007 there were 120,221,000 white Americans employed.

In March of 2015 there were 117,886,000 white Americans employed.

There were 2,335,000 more white Americans employed in March 2007 under George Bush!

In March of 2007 there were 20,349,000 Hispanic Latino Americans employed.

In March of 2015 there were 24,319,000 Hispanic Latino Americans employed.

There were almost 4 million more Hispanic Latino Americans employed under Obama!

From Citizen News April 3, 2015.

“THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION — MARCH 2015″

“Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 126,000 in March, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 5.5 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.
Employment continued to trend up in professional and business services, health care, and retail trade, while mining lost jobs.”

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.nr0.htm

Now for the rest of the story, the truth.

Also from the same website, historical tables.

There were 106,000 fewer whites employed in March.

There were 226,000 more whites not in the labor force.

There were 81,000 more Hispanic employments.

Don’t take my word for it.

Look it up!”

http://citizenwells.net/2015/04/03/march-employment-report-reveals-106k-less-white-employments-226k-fewer-whites-in-labor-force-81k-more-hispanics-employed-more-evidence-white-america-being-decimated-by-obama-and-fed-policies/

 

 

March employment White Americans losing jobs by thousands, April 3, 2015, 106k less white employments, 226k fewer whites in labor force, 81k more Hispanics employed

March employment White Americans losing jobs by thousands, April 3, 2015, 106k less white employments, 226k fewer whites in labor force, 81k more Hispanics employed

“There’s no other way to say this. The official unemployment rate, which cruelly overlooks the suffering of the long-term and often permanently unemployed as well as the depressingly underemployed, amounts to a Big Lie.”…Gallup CEO Jim Clifton 

“In February 2015 there were 43,000 fewer white Americans employed, 354,000 more not in the labor force, 96,000 more employed and we added 295,000 jobs? Was Common Core math used?”…Citizen Wells

“Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.”…George Orwell, “1984″

 

 

I warned you this was happening.

From Citizen News April 3, 2015.

“From the US Labor Dept. BLS April 3, 2015.

“THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION — MARCH 2015″

“Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 126,000 in March, and the unemployment
rate was unchanged at 5.5 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.
Employment continued to trend up in professional and business services, health care,
and retail trade, while mining lost jobs.”

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.nr0.htm

Now for the rest of the story, the truth.

Also from the same website, historical tables.

There were 106,000 fewer whites employed in March.

There were 226,000 more whites not in the labor force.

There were 81,000 more Hispanic employments.”

http://citizenwells.net/2015/04/03/march-employment-report-reveals-106k-less-white-employments-226k-fewer-whites-in-labor-force-81k-more-hispanics-employed-more-evidence-white-america-being-decimated-by-obama-and-fed-policies/

From Citizen News March 31, 2015.

“From Pew Research March 26, 2015.

“In a reflection of changes in the overall economy since the Great Recession, the U.S. unauthorized immigrant workforce now holds fewer blue-collar jobs and more white-collar ones than it did before the 2007-2009 recession, but a solid majority still works in low-skilled service, construction and production occupations, according to new Pew Research Center estimates.”

“Unauthorized immigrants made up 5.1% of the nation’s labor force in 2012, numbering 8.1 million who were working or looking for work, according to previously published Pew Research estimates (Passel and Cohn, 2014). But as this new analysis shows, they account for a far higher share of the total workforce in specific jobs, notably farming (26%), cleaning and maintenance (17%), and construction (14%).

The unauthorized immigrant share of the work force peaked at 5.4% in 2007, when the two-year Great Recession began.

The number in the labor force has ranged from 8.1 million to 8.3 million since 2007. The relative stability of the size of the unauthorized immigrant labor force since 2007 contrasts with a marked decline in the overall U.S. unauthorized immigrant population, which peaked at 12.2 million in 2007, dropped through 2009 and stabilized after that, to total 11.2 million in 2012 (Passel and Cohn, 2014).””

“The following data comes straight from the US labor Department.
It covers the time frame of January 2009 to January 2015. The first 6 years of the Obama Administration.

6 Year Employment

Net Gain     Lost in 2009

White

1,172,000    2,812,000-

Black

1,590,000      644,000-

Asian

1,934,000      157,000-

Hispanic/Latino

4,511,000         85,000-

Bet you didn’t know that!”

http://citizenwells.net/2015/03/31/unauthorized-aka-illegal-immigrants-gain-more-white-collar-jobs-pew-research-march-26-2015-over-8-million-illegals-in-labor-force-over-5-percent-26-percent-of-all-immigrants-75-percent-of-obama/

From Citizen News April 2, 2015.

“We have a employment crisis in this country.

Many jobs were lost just prior to Obama taking the White House.

However, many jobs have been lost during the Obama Administration and we are no where near recovering them.

A high percentage of jobs added were part time and lower wage ones.

Janet Yellen and the media have bragged about the current levels of initial claims.

But what does that data really mean?”

“Some of the more blatant lies (yes Gallup CEO Jim Clifton was correct to call them lies), relate to the unemployment rate and it’s improvement and job growth.

For example, in February 2015 the Labor Dept. reported 295,000 jobs added.

However, there was only a 96,000 gain in employment.

And Whites had 43,000 fewer employments!

There were 354,000 more people not in the labor force!

There were 180,000 more people not in the labor force who want a job now!

Did you know?

5,205,000 full time employments were lost during the first year of Obama’s occupation of the White House from January 2009 to January 2010?

2.8 million white Americans fewer were employed during Obama’s first year.

During Obama’s term, from January 2009 to now, 75 percent of the employment went to Hispanics/Latinos.”

http://citizenwells.net/2015/04/02/us-employment-crisis-layoffs-initial-claims-pile-up-not-recovered-jobs-lost-during-obama-administration-white-americans-getting-decimated-jobs-lies-continue/

 

 

 

Initial claims April 2, 2015, Running out of employees to lay off, Over 12 million and 8 million white more not in labor force under Obama, 1 percent white gains, 23 percent hispanic gains, Mostly part time low paying jobs

Initial claims April 2, 2015, Running out of employees to lay off, Over 12 million and 8 million white more not in labor force under Obama, 1 percent white gains, 23 percent hispanic gains, Mostly part time low paying jobs

“There’s no other way to say this. The official unemployment rate, which cruelly overlooks the suffering of the long-term and often permanently unemployed as well as the depressingly underemployed, amounts to a Big Lie.”…Gallup CEO Jim Clifton 

“In February 2015 there were 43,000 fewer white Americans employed, 354,000 more not in the labor force, 96,000 more employed and we added 295,000 jobs? Was Common Core math used?”…Citizen Wells

“Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.”…George Orwell, “1984″

 

The US Labor Dept. BLS reports a drop in initial claims.

There is no one left to lay off.

During Obama’s tenure, there were over 12 million more Americans not in the labor force and over 8 million fewer whites.

Of the mostly part time lower wage jobs added whites gained only 1 percent compared to almost 23 percent for Hispanics.

We have not even caught up with jobs lost during Obama’s 6 years, especially when you factor in the folks aging in to the labor force.

It is important to note that initial claims do not include everyone.

From Citizen News April 2, 2015.

From the US Labor Department BLS.

“What do the unemployment insurance (UI) figures measure?

“While the UI claims data provide useful information, they are not used to measure total unemployment because they exclude several important groups. To begin with, not all workers are covered by UI programs. For example, self-employed workers, unpaid family workers, workers in certain not-for-profit organizations, and several other small (primarily seasonal) worker categories are not covered.

In addition, the insured unemployed exclude the following:

  1. Unemployed workers who have exhausted their benefits.
  2. Unemployed workers who have not yet earned benefit rights (such as new entrants or reentrants to the labor force).
  3. Disqualified workers whose unemployment is considered to have resulted from their own actions rather than from economic conditions; for example, a worker fired for misconduct on the job.
  4. Otherwise eligible unemployed persons who do not file for benefits.

Because of these and other limitations, statistics on insured unemployment cannot be used as a measure of total unemployment in the United States. Indeed, over the past decade, only about one-third of the total unemployed, on average, received regular UI benefits.”

http://citizenwells.net/2015/04/02/us-employment-crisis-layoffs-initial-claims-pile-up-not-recovered-jobs-lost-during-obama-administration-white-americans-getting-decimated-jobs-lies-continue/

Also noteworthy.

From January 24, 2009 of the initial claims history there was a covered employment of 133,886,830.

The latest number is 133,397,155.

I found that interesting.

NC January unemployment rate 5.4 percent LOL, May 2008 comparison showed over 5 percent plummet in participation rate, Jan data not available yet, LAUS data being rectified, BLS 2015 redesign

NC January unemployment rate 5.4 percent LOL, May 2008 comparison showed over 5 percent plummet in participation rate, Jan data not available yet, LAUS data being rectified, BLS 2015 redesign

 

“There’s no other way to say this. The official unemployment rate, which cruelly overlooks the suffering of the long-term and often permanently unemployed as well as the depressingly underemployed, amounts to a Big Lie.”…Gallup CEO Jim Clifton 

“11.4%: What the U.S. unemployment rate would be if labor force participation were back to January 2008 levels.” …James Pethokoukis, American Enterprise Institute, June 2013

“the Times of the nineteenth of December had published the official forecasts of the output of various classes of consumption goods in the fourth quarter of 1983, which was also the sixth quarter of the Ninth Three-Year Plan. Today’s issue contained a statement of the actual output, from which it appeared that the forecasts were in every instance grossly wrong. Winston’s job was to rectify the original figures by making them agree with the later ones.”…George Orwell, “1984”

 

***  UPDATE BELOW  ***

The January 2015 employment data for NC was announced March 17.

Several days ago I attempted to access the LAUS, Local Area Unemployment Statistics, for North Carolina.
I got this message :

“Due to maintenance this site is temporarily unavailable. 

You can access our data using one of our other available applications:
AccessNC OR NCWorks

If you need to contact us please call 919.707.1500.”

The next day I called, was transferred to a specialist & left a message.

I have received no return call.

From the US Labor Department BLS.

“What does the LAUS 2015 Redesign entail?

The 2015 LAUS Redesign includes improved time-series models for the census divisions, states, select substate areas, and the balances of those states; an improved real-time benchmarking procedure to the national Current Population Survey (CPS) estimates; an improved smoothed seasonal adjustment procedure; and improved treatment of outliers.

Non-modeled area estimation improvements include: updated Dynamic Residency Ratios (DRR); more accurate estimates for all-other employment; more accurate estimation of agricultural employment; and improved estimation of non-covered agricultural unemployment. Handbook estimation is now done at the county level instead of at the Labor Market Area (LMA) level, which better reflects local conditions. The Redesign also introduces estimation inputs from the American Community Survey (ACS) to replace inputs that were previously obtained from the decennial census long-form survey.

In addition, 2010 Office of Management and Budget (OMB) delineations for metropolitan areas, metropolitan divisions, and micropolitan areas and new LAUS small labor market areas will be implemented with the 2015 LAUS Redesign.

How often does LAUS conduct major redesigns to its methodology?
Typically every 10 years.

When will the LAUS 2015 Redesign changes be implemented?
The 2015 Redesign is being implemented with the publication of January 2015 estimates.”

“Why is LAUS making these program improvements?

Some issues have been identified with the 2005 methods of estimation at the state and substate levels that affect accuracy and analysis of the estimates. Because LAUS is committed to producing high-quality data, it must conduct research and improve its methods and procedures. Moreover, when data sources cease to exist, it must find new sources to replace them. The 2015 state and substate estimation approaches generate more accurate and reliable estimates.”

“How will the LAUS 2015 Redesign affect historical comparisons?

For the census divisions, states, and balance of states, the entire historical series from January 1976 forward will be replaced with estimates based on the redesigned models. For the five modeled metropolitan areas and divisions, the plan is to re-estimate back to 1990. For the remaining substate areas, the re-estimation with the new methodology will be carried back to 2010. Hence, many areas can be expected to display breaks in series between 2009 and 2010.”

http://www.bls.gov/lau/2015redesignqa.htm#Q02

I can’t wait to see the “rectifications.”

I have criticized NC Governor Pat McCrory as well as Obama.

From Citizen Wells February 5, 2015.

From the State Of the State speech February 4, 2015.

“As I said, two years ago, our unemployment rate was the fifth highest in the nation. So we all rolled up our sleeves, made the tough decisions, and as of today, the private sector has created nearly 200,000 new jobs. We went from the 5th highest in unemployment to the 23rd lowest, and now we’re even beating South Carolina. Despite this tremendous accomplishment there are still a lot of communities, small businesses, and individuals that are hurting, and there is still much work to be done. Therefore, my administration’s focus will be on five areas that have the greatest impact on our people. ”

“Much of the drop in the unemployment rate in NC came from people dropping out of the labor force.

From Citizen Wells December 21, 2014.

“Despite what you may have read from the low information mainstream media, baby boomers retiring are not the cause of the drop in the labor force in NC or US.

Do the math or read prior articles at Citizen Wells.

Lack of jobs is the problem.

From May of 2008 to November of 2014, the labor force participation rate plummeted 5 percent in NC. The unemployment rate is the same.””

“Greensboro News Record February 5, 2015.

“The unemployment rate in the Greensboro-High Point metro area decreased to 5.3 percent in December 2014, compared with 6.9 percent in December 2013, according to a report from the N.C. Department of Commerce.”

““The state’s labor force shrunk 0.2 percent in November, losing 13,534 people. Over the past year, the labor force has shrunk 0.7 percent, for a reduction of 31,665 people.

A shrinking labor force will drive down the unemployment rate because fewer people are looking for work.””

“From the Center for Immigration Studies August 2014.

“An analysis of government data by the Center for Immigration Studies shows that, since 2000, all of the net increase in the number of working-age (16 to 65) people holding a job in North Carolina has gone to immigrants (legal and illegal). This is the case even though the native-born accounted for 61 percent of growth in the state’s total working-age population.””

https://citizenwells.wordpress.com/2015/02/05/nc-governor-pat-mccrory-speech-on-employment-misleading-big-unemployment-rate-lie-greensboro-news-record-article-record-numbers-leave-labor-force-percent-of-population-working-plummets-immigrants/

The primary reason that the unemployment rate has dropped is due to the plummet of the labor force participation.

From Citizen Wells January 29, 2015.

“NC labor force participation rate plummets 5.3 percent since May 2008, Reason for unemployment rate drop, Reason for drop in claims, No more employees left to lay off, NC ninth most populous state”

https://citizenwells.wordpress.com/2015/01/29/nc-labor-force-participation-rate-plummets-5-3-percent-since-may-2008-reason-for-unemployment-rate-drop-reason-for-drop-in-claims-no-more-employees-left-to-lay-off-nc-ninth-most-populous-state/

From Citizen Wells December 21, 2014.

“Despite what you may have read from the low information mainstream media, baby boomers retiring are not the cause of the drop in the labor force in NC or US.

Do the math or read prior articles at Citizen Wells.

Lack of jobs is the problem.

From May of 2008 to November of 2014, the labor force participation rate plummeted 5 percent in NC. The unemployment rate is the same.

From NC Spin December 20, 2014.

“North Carolina’s jobless rate fell to 5.8 percent in November, the lowest since May 2008, as the state’s economy gains force in the second half of the year.”

https://citizenwells.wordpress.com/2014/12/21/nc-labor-force-participation-rate-plummets-5-percent-from-may-2008-to-november-2014-unemployment-rate-same-baby-boomers-retiring-not-cause-of-labor-force-drop-lack-of-jobs-causes-younger-people-to/

 

***  Update 3/21/2015 10:10 AM  ***

From the NC LAUS

“This application is expected to be available on March 24, 2015.”