NC unemployment rate declines, Drop in labor force big reason, 9.4 percent, WRAL honest report, NC employment among worst in nation

NC unemployment rate declines, Drop in labor force big reason, 9.4 percent, WRAL honest report, NC employment among worst in nation

“The United States economy has lost more jobs than it has added since the recovery began over a year ago.”…NY Times Sept. 20, 2010.

“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″

“And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed
–if all records told the same tale–then the lie passed into
history and became truth. “Who controls the past,” ran the
Party slogan, “controls the future: who controls the present
controls the past.”…George Orwell, “1984″

My hat is off to WRAL for this honest report.

From WRAL May 18, 2012.

“NC unemployment rate continues slow decline”

“People leaving the labor force were a big reason that North Carolina’s unemployment rate dropped to 9.4 percent in April, a month when only 1,400 more people got jobs.

The rate dropped from 9.7 percent in March and a percentage point from April a year ago, according to the figures from the state Division of Labor and Economic Analysis. The rate was stuck at 10.7 percent from July to September, then started a slow decline in October.

More than 11,000 people left the labor force in April compared to May, the figures show. More than 21,000 people have joined the North Carolina labor force since April a year ago.

“The bulk cause of this is the labor force decreased,” division spokesman Larry Parker said of the monthly decrease.

People leave the labor force for many reasons, he said: They quit looking for work; they retire; or they might move. The decrease isn’t related to the demise of extended benefits, which ended last week for about 17,000 people, he said.

The number of unemployed decreased by 12,686 to 439,368 over the month, while the number of employed increased by 1,471 to more than 4.2 million over the month and by 63,513 over the year.

North Carolina’s unemployment continues to be higher than the national rate, which fell slightly to 8.1 percent in April.”

Read more:

The mainstream media has misrepresented the unemployment rate and misportrayed the impact of the Labor Force Participation Rate in the US employment numbers.

From Citizen Wells May 9, 2012.

“The Washington Post on May 4, 2012 posted a very misleading article titled “The incredible shrinking labor force.” Is this another example of sloppy or biased journalism or both?”

31 responses to “NC unemployment rate declines, Drop in labor force big reason, 9.4 percent, WRAL honest report, NC employment among worst in nation

  1. Continuing the conversation from the previous thread, let me say, IB, for once I agree with you. Both parties are to blame for this mess we are in. Dems nominated Obama and the GOP has kept him in by not moving on this issue. Even if OB was some super secret CIA agent, who cares? That should not be secret now. Many agents have been outed before or come out on their own. Why is he so special? The American people have a right to know who they are voting for. So far our politicians and the media have failed us and we need to throw them all out as far as I am concerned, but I think we should start with throwing out the Democrats.

  2. IB, I left you a message at the bottom of the prior thread.

  3. Free Speech

    More proof hillary is making her move to oust bo. She is on the front page of USA Today.

    Rush needs to start another Operation Chaos urging Republican to vote.for bo in the demRat primaries so hillary’s scheme to oust bo as the demRat nominee fails..

    I wouldn’t be surprised some of this stuff that we’re now learning about Obama, may be the Clintons are behind it. Bill said he wants to go back to the White House. Bill said he thinks Hillary ought to be in there. Bill went out there again and undercut Obama this week on taxes, said the middle class is gonna have to pay more taxes. And Obama’s out there trying to convince the middle class they’re never gonna pay another dime, that it’s only the rich.

  4. Media Works To Suppress Obama ‘Born in Kenya’ Bio

    While the internet buzzed with Breitbart News’ release of a booklet from President Obama’s literary agency circa 1991 describing him as being “born in Kenya,” the mainstream media still refuses to report the story, or plays defense for Obama.

    Never mind that the agency used the “born in Kenya” biography until 2007. Never mind that authors who have worked with the agency state that the agency asks that authors pen their own biographies. Never mind that Obama has routinely padded his biographical details to appeal to particular audiences.

    Nothing to see here.

    Michael Shear, at the New York Times, was in full defense mode:

  5. Joseph Farah: Romney “most dangerous man in America . . . America’s toast.”
    by Joel McDurmon on May 18, 2012
    Joseph Farah of writing in 2010:

    There is, however, someone in the Republican wings, a frontrunner for the GOP presidential nomination, by any standard, who worries me sick.

    His name is Mitt Romney.

    If Mitt Romney were to become the next president, America would be done as an experiment in freedom. We would see this 235-year experiment in liberty perish before our eyes. That’s a guarantee.

    What we need in 2012 is a president who is ready, willing and able to overturn all of Barack Obama’s misdeeds and then some. As president, Mitt Romney would ensure that would never happen. That’s his track record. He’s a Republican appeaser – even worse. He himself proudly instituted Obamacare in Massachusetts as governor. He still boasts about it today.

    Mitt Romney is the most dangerous man in America today because he is the only GOP presidential contender about whom I can make such an unequivocal statement. If he wins, we lose. America’s toast.

    I’m serious about this.

    All the positive energy that was stirred up throughout middle America because of Obama’s misdeeds will have nowhere to be channeled if he’s the nominee.

    Honestly, if he’s the nominee, America’s only hope will be revolution.

    Romney is an establishment fixer.

    He would be the perfect stooge to follow Obama. He’d be the one step backward to Obama’s two steps forward. . . .

    I wouldn’t vote for Romney if he ran against Satan himself for president.

    He needs to be the one candidate that faithful, liberty-loving Republicans agree can never be the nominee. His track record of flip-flopping on the major issues of the day is a disqualifier. No one is perfect, but Romney is perfectly awful. . . .

    I am hoping, as we get closer to 2012, that discerning Republicans heed this warning.

    I intend to do everything in my power to alert the American electorate to the threat he poses.

    This is not hyperbole: Mitt Romney is the most dangerous man in America today.

  6. Free Speech

    The best bit of news for Mitt Romney is that his Gallup favorability rating has just crested 50 percent. Better still, Romney’s negative rating is lower than Obama’s – 46 percent to 41 percent. Much of Romney’s 11-point rise since February can be attributed to the end of the bruising Republican primary process. Not only have Republicans coalesced, but the daily news cycle is no longer dominated by reporters gleefully repeating the latest attacks from Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich.

    Moderates and independents are open to the idea of a Romney presidency.

    As you watch the election, keep a close eye on Romney’s favorable rating and the “right track/wrong track” question. The higher the gap between those numbers, the better for Romney.

    The current Real Clear Politics Average for “right track” is 33.2 percent. Romney’s favorability average is 39.9 percent. But Gallup and other pollsters show that Romney is making fast gains on favorability. If the spread is anywhere above 15 points, Obama’s in big trouble.

    If Romney, like Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton, is considered an acceptable alternative it will be tough for Obama to make his case.

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  7. seaque | May 18, 2012 at 7:45 pm |

    Joe Farah may have said that a few years ago, but now that Romney has the nomination locked up I don’t see him out there trying to sabatoge his campaign. In fact, I’ll bet that this fall when we are presented with the Romney v. Obama decision that he’ll be working hard (in some way) helping Romney win.

    Mitt may not be the most desirable Republican candidate. I certainly would have preferred somebody a little bit less “statist”. But he is our guy. He appears to be a decent man and I would feel 110% more comfortable with him as President than I do right now. I am going to do my part to help him get elected.

  8. Glenn Beck’s Take on the Latest Birther Claims’s-take-on-the-latest-birther-claims/

    Well, according to the above, Beck has not changed his mind one iota about O’s eligibility, and that is what turned me off of Beck a long time ago.

    Now in order to maintain his longstanding position, Beck is using the argument that O really was only enhancing his credentials by stating that he was born in Kenya. Beck says it is not true; that O was born in Hawaii and IS a U.S. citizen. Nothing has changed with Beck. He remains an opportunist, imho.

  9. bob strauss

    It dumb founds me how these people like Beck can defend Obama after Sheriff Joe’s investigation was made public. Do these idiots think Joe is falsely putting these facts out to the public? If they do, they say nothing about the info being false or Joe’s motive.

    The only conclusion I can draw, is that they are all in on the cover up of the usurpation

    May 18, 2012

    “On the Thursday, May 17, 2012 edition of the Alex Jones Show, Alex talks with former FBI translator and founder of the National Security Whistleblowers Coalition, Sibel Edmonds. Her allegations of misconduct within the FBI following the attacks of September 11, 2001, came to the attention of the Senate Judiciary Committee and led to a call for an independent audit of the FBI’s translation unit. She subsequently gave sworn testimony accusing current and former members of the government of treasonous activity. Edmonds is the subject of a documentary, Kill the Messenger, and she hosts a website, Boiling Frogs. The FBI has attempted to prevent the publication of her book, Classified Woman: The Sibel Edmonds Story.”

    Sibel Edmonds: Obama’s Despotic Rule Over America

  11. Oh yes it’s the GOP’s fault that the MSM didnt vet Obama’s past or listen to nutters on the internet. Give me a break.

    I listened to former conservative Rush Tard Limbot today. Suprise, he is running the same old shtick and refusing vett obungo.

    Where were Rush or Mark Levin in 2008 ????


    Erik Larson
    August 11, 2009

    “Aug 8, 2009, Sibel Edmonds gave a sworn deposition in which she testified to her knowledge of treasonous crimes and corruption involving current and former members of Congress and State and Defense Dept. officials. Given the nature of the deposition, the lines of questioning focused on Turkish espionage and services obtained through bribery and blackmail by Turkish officials and proxies.

    However, Edmonds has previously disclosed that the corruption involving U.S. officials also includes money laundering, trafficking in drugs, arms and nuclear secrets, U.S. support for Bin Laden/Al Qaeda, and obstruction of FBI investigations related to 9/11, before and after the attacks; she said these things came up “briefly” during the deposition. Edmonds learned of these things from wiretaps she listened to while working as a translator for the FBI in 2001-2002.”

    Continue To Read The Article Here:



    Brad Friedman
    February 26, 2010

    “Sibel Edmonds, a former FBI translator, claims that the following government officials have committed what amount to acts of treason. They are lawmakers Dennis Hastert, Bob Livingston, Dan Burton, Roy Blunt, Stephen Solarz and Tom Lantos, as well as at least three members of George W. Bush’s inner circle: Douglas Feith, Paul Wolfowitz and Marc Grossman. But is Sibel Edmonds credible?

    “Absolutely, she’s credible,” Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) told CBS’s 60 Minutes when he was asked about her in 2002. “The reason I feel she’s very credible is because people within the FBI have corroborated a lot of her story.”

    Edmonds’s remarkable allegations of bribery, blackmail, infiltration of the U.S. government and the theft of nuclear secrets by foreign allies and enemies alike rocked the Bush Administration. In fact, Bush and company actually prevented Edmonds from telling the American people what she knew—up until now.”

    Read The Article Here:



    Brad Friedman
    The Brad Blog
    August 26, 2009

    “The BRAD BLOG covered details of some of Edmonds’ startling disclosures made during the deposition, as it happened, in our live blog coverage from August 8th. The deposition included criminal allegations against specifically named members of Congress. Among those named by Edmonds as part of a broad criminal conspiracy: Reps. Dennis Hastert (R-IL), Dan Burton (R-IN), Roy Blunt (R-MO), Bob Livingston (R-LA), Stephen Solarz (D-NY), Tom Lantos (D-CA), as well as an unnamed, still-serving Congresswoman (D) said to have been secretly videotaped, for blackmail purposes, during a lesbian affair.”

    Read The Article Here:



    By Erik Larson

    “EDIT 8/25/09: Deposition Video and Transcript Released!

    Aug 8, 2009, Sibel Edmonds gave a sworn deposition in which she testified to her knowledge of treasonous crimes and corruption involving current and former members of Congress and State and Defense Dept. officials. Given the nature of the deposition, the lines of questioning focused on Turkish espionage and services obtained through bribery and blackmail by Turkish officials and proxies.

    However, Edmonds has previously disclosed that the corruption involving U.S. officials also includes money laundering, trafficking in drugs, arms and nuclear secrets, U.S. support for Bin Laden/Al Qaeda, and obstruction of FBI investigations related to 9/11, before and after the attacks; she said these things came up “briefly” during the deposition. Edmonds learned of these things from wiretaps she listened to while working as a translator for the FBI in 2001-2002.

    Video coverage from and”


    “Former Attorney General John Ashcroft had invoked the State Secrets privilege in 2002 to quash Sibel Edmonds’ lawsuit against the DOJ for suppression of her Right to speak freely about the crimes and corruption she had witnessed. He invoked the State Secrets privilege again in 2004 to prevent her from testifying in a case brought by family members of 9/11 victims, classified her date of birth and also retroactively classified letters from Sens. Grassley and Leahy that had been public for nearly 2 years (this was later overturned, when POGO, who had published the letters, sued the DOJ). The DOJ attempted to dissuade Edmonds testifying this time as well, but did not re-invoke the State Secrets privilege and did not appear at the deposition.

    No so-called “mainstream” print or broadcast media showed up to cover the deposition. Too bad for them, as Edmonds’ allegations reportedly include a juicy sex scandal involving a current Democratic Congresswoman – exactly the kind of thing the mainstream media loves to cover in depth ad nauseum. Given that these allegations intersect with allegations of treasonous activities by high-level figures in the Democrat and Republican establishment, it seems unlikely the corporate media will report on this, even when the video and transcript are made public.”

    Read The Article Here:


    “In this startling new memoir, Sibel Edmonds—the most classified woman in U.S. history—takes us on a surreal journey that begins with the secretive FBI and down the dark halls of a feckless Congress to a stonewalling judiciary and finally, to the national security whistleblowers movement she spearheaded.

    Having lived under Middle East dictatorships, Edmonds knows firsthand what can happen when government is allowed to operate in secret.

    Hers is a sobering perspective that combines painful experience with a rallying cry for the public’s right to know and to hold the lawbreakers accountable.

    With U.S. citizens increasingly stripped of their rights in a calibrated media blackout, Edmonds’ story is a wake-up call for all Americans who, willingly or unwillingly, traded liberty for illusive security in the wake of 9/11.”

  15. CDR Charles Kerchner:

    “College admission records will likely show he attended as a foreign born student. That is why Obama is hiding his college records. Obama likely never registered for the draft since he was a foreign student and did not have to. Thus the need in 2008 to forge and back date a draft registration card. Hawaiian laws allowed children born abroad to a Hawaiian citizen to be registered as born in Hawaii. Obama could have been physically born in Kenya and yet registered by the maternal grandmother in Hawaii as born there which would trigger the standardized newspaper birth registration accounts in the Hawaii newspapers in 1961. With no Hawaiian hospital generated birth registration documents, or other contemporaneous records of his physical place of birth except in Kenya, there was the need to forge the short-form birth document in June 2008 and the long-form birth certificate PDF file put on the White House servers in April 2011 to backup his concocted life narrative.

    Was Obama lying about his physical place of birth then or is he lying now? Either way he’s a liar. He’s also a felony draft registration evader, government document forger, and identity thief using someone else’s CT Social Security Number.”
    “African Newspapers, Kenyan Gov Officials, Obama Family and other Accounts Reporting Obama is Kenyan Born”

  16. “The timid insecurity of “high profile” blogs”
    Fri, May 18, 2012

  17. The Reality of Compromised Obama

    Published on May 18, 2012 by TheAlexJonesChannel

    Obama: First British President of the United States
    Back in 2004, as he prepared to run for the Senate, the Associated Press ran the headline: Kenyan-born Obama all set for US Senate.

    —> Alan Keyes: Is Obama a natural born citizen? ran an article by John Charlton in 2009 mentioning the post originally posted in June, 2004. It is now readily available via the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine.

    Kenyan-born US Senate hopeful, Barrack Obama (sic), appeared set to take over the Illinois Senate seat after his main rival, Jack Ryan, dropped out of the race on Friday night amid a furor over lurid sex club allegations.

    —> Obama conceded in October of 2004 during a debate with Alan Keyes that he is not a natural born citizen. C-Span aired an uncut version of the debate in April of 2005.

    —> In 2008, Keyes filed a lawsuit in California challenging Obama’s right to serve as president. The suit demanded Obama produce a valid birth certificate. The Third District Court of Appeal threw the lawsuit out in October, 2010.

    —> Obama’s birth in Kenya makes him a British subject. In 1961, Kenya was still a British colony. The British Nationality Act of 1948 (Part II, Section 5) states:

    Subject to the provisions of this section, a person born after the commencement of this Act shall be a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies by descent if his father is a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies at the time of the birth.


    IMMEDIATELY ARREST THE CONSTANT LAW-BREAKER, Daily Serial Criminal Terrorist Usurper “Obama” or the USA will be destroyed in a Communist Muslim Jihadist civil war & in NUCLEAR WW 3.

  18. The level of damage that has occurred to America is mind bogling. It is so extreme that it now makes all prior wars that we have fought to keep our country free having been fought totally in vain. The end of our freedom is at hand,yet nearly everyone looks away from what is happening,and seemingly couldn’t care less. Just as long as their flow of DRUGS, PORN, and crime is not effected these people will continue to weigh our country down to an inevitable,and final demise. These are people whose beliefs are that the lives of Americans should be under the control of the alleged government. In reality it will become comparable to a medieval feudal system. The human slime in our society have overcome the Constitutional law which has survived over 200 years. Unless a MIRACLE occurs soon America is going to become a CARBON COPY of Europe, simply because everybody is so caught up in their own little fantasy life styles that they can no longer recognise UP from DOWN.

  19. jacqlynsmith

    BIX Weir: The JP Morgan Derivatives Book is Blowing Up
    Max Keiser said a while back that if you want to take down JP Morgan, buy silver and demand physical delivery of the metal. Let them eat their naked short positions!

  20. Good Morning Folks,

    Look what is on the front news on Yahoo….

  21. William | May 19, 2012 at 7:22 am —

    “Arizona elections chief seeks proof of Obama’s citizenship”
    Tim Gaynor

    “Most Republican critics of Obama have given up pushing widely discredited long-running allegations that he was not born in the United States.

    The White House has denied repeated claims that Obama was not born in the United States.

    In April 2011, Obama released a longer version of his birth certificate to try to put to rest speculation that he was not born in the country as required by the U.S. Constitution to become president.

    The move reviving the birther controversy by Bennett – who is the state’s elections chief – met with a weary response from local Democrats on Friday.

    “Tea Party Republicans are at it again,” Luis Heredia, the executive director of the Arizona Democratic Party, told Reuters.

    “By catering to right-wing extremists, Bennett is trying to score cheap political points while sacrificing common sense. Arizona deserves better. It is time to move our state forward.””

  22. Gordo,

    I don’t know about you, but I feel like something is coming – good or bad. Just what that may be is beyond me….

    Maybe all his fraudulent paperwork is now in order….

  23. On another note,

    I was reviewing some news pertaining to Greek.

    “Greek political leaders reacted angrily on Saturday to a suggestion, attributed to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, that the country hold a referendum on euro membership alongside an election next month.

    The chancellor’s move — despite a denial by Berlin — went down badly with leaders sensitive to any comments from Germany, which has insisted that Athens stick to tough austerity measures agreed in return for a massive EU-IMF bailout.

    “The Greek people have no need for a referendum to demonstrate their choice for the euro, they have already made enough costly sacrifices to show that,..”


    Isn’t that akin to asking a lazy unemployed adult child living with you and giving him 500 dollars a week to move out and get a job? Then he has the audacity to demand you respect him? Of course the Greeks aren’t going move out of the Euro, they would no longer have a siphon hose to the European Central Banking system for all other European Countries to bail their sorry Socialist arses out!! Not rocket Science….

    Quite funny I think,….

  24. Free Speech

    Former publisher Tom Lipscomb does not buy Goderich’s explanation for a New York minute. “As someone who has run a number of top bestseller publishers, I think this is an amazing MIRACLE,” writes Lipscomb emphatically on Power Line. “It is the ONLY case I have ever heard of in which an editorial assistant INVENTED a biographical detail. I have heard of typos, wrong dates, misspellings of names. But to pick a really weird country of origin like Kenya for an author?”

    The Breitbart people followed up with a piece by Steve Boman, a Jane Dystel client in the mid-1990s, who noted, “All material she used in our proposals came directly from me and my writing partner.” This is standard.

  25. Free Speech

    Republican strategist Karl Rove said Friday he believes North Carolina and Indiana are “gone” for President Barack Obama in November and that Wisconsin has become a “battleground” state.

    “I think North Carolina is gone just like Indiana is gone. Obama has no chance to win them,” Rove told Fox News host Bill O’Reilly. “I think Ohio and Florida are leaning today towards Romney. I think places like Iowa and Colorado are in danger of floating into the Republican column. And states like Nevada and Pennsylvania are moving from lean Democrat into toss-up category. And on June 5th, mark my words, we will have more poll data than we got today that is going to show that Wisconsin’s a battleground state.”

  26. Free Speech

    The North Carolina Democratic Party is self-destructing in the wake of a same-sex sexual-harassment scandal and cover-up at the highest levels. Party Chairman David Parker, who had agreed to resign his post, engineered the party’s executive committee to reject his resignation, and he is staying on the job. This move has generated significant bad blood in the party, which cannot help Mr. Obama with the looming election. Further troubles were caused last week when the state’s voters approved a constitutional amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman. This came a day before Mr. Obama stated his personal belief in homosexual “marriage,” and there have been calls from liberal extremists to move the convention out of the state. North Carolina looks like a lost cause.

    The key state in the election may be the Keystone State. Pennsylvania commands 20 electoral votes and in most models is comfortably in the Obama column. Losing Pennsylvania would be fatal to the campaign. There would be no realistic way to make up those 20 votes and gain the additional 18 needed for victory. Most polls show Mr. Obama with a comfortable lead, but the last statewide contests went well for the GOP. Republican Pat Toomey edged out Democratic candidate Joe Sestak 51 percent to 49 percent in the U.S. Senate race, and Republican Tom Corbett easily bested Democrat Dan Onorato 55 percent to 45 percent to win the governor’s mansion. With the economy slowing and payrolls flat in Pennsylvania, the Obama campaign may find that their electoral lock is about to be picked.

  27. Free Speech

  28. Obama Blackmailed by the Clintons?

    Published on May 19, 2012 by TheAlexJonesChannel

    “The establishment media hastily seized on yesterday’s explosive story about a literary publication listing Barack Obama’s birthplace as Kenya in an effort to claim that the 1991 brochure was the “origin” of the entire ‘birther’ issue. In reality, evidence that Obama was born in the African country is abundant.

    A literary agent’s promotional text for a 1991 brochure released yesterday by states Obama was “born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii.”

    Yahoo News, along with a deluge of other mainstream news outlets, responded by reporting that the document was potentially the “source” of the birther controversy and had merely been a mistake.

    The literary agent who wrote the description, Miriam Goderich, now works with Dystel & Goderich agency, which lists Obama as one of its clients. Unsurprising therefore that Goderich hastily claimed listing Obama’s birthplace as Kenya was “nothing more than a fact checking error.”

    However, evidence to indicate that Obama war born in Kenya is plentiful and it goes significantly beyond the 1991 version of the brochure.

    – Despite claiming the passage about Obama’s birthplace being Kenya was a mistake, the listing still maintained that Obama’s birthplace was Kenya until after Obama became a U.S. Senator. “Goderich’s statement fails to explain why the “fact checking error” persisted for sixteen years, through at least three different versions of Jane Dystel’s website, and through at least four different versions of Obama’s biography,” reports

    – The literary agency also updated the text in June 1998, but the part about Obama being born in Kenya was retained.

    – The text was again updated in February 2005 to reflect the fact that Obama had become a Senator, but Kenya was still listed as his birthplace.

    – After an April 2007 modification of the text, the passage still read Obama, “was born in Kenya.”


    by Paul Joseph Watson

  29. Pingback: Charlotte Observer hides unemployment facts, Greensboro News Record presents truth, Democrat Convention in Charlotte reason?, NC shrinking labor force | Citizen WElls

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