US unemployment claims rise 4000, NC unemployment rate 9.8 percent, Unemployment rate increased in 26 NC counties, Charlotte Mecklenburg rate 10 percent

US unemployment claims rise 4000, NC unemployment rate 9.8 percent, Unemployment rate increased in 26 NC counties, Charlotte Mecklenburg rate 10 percent

“Guilford (Large NC County) appears on it’s way to a third consecutive year with annual jobless rates in double digits. Economists say that likely hasn’t happened since the Great Depression.”…Greensboro News Record December 2, 2011

“North Carolina currently has the fourth-highest unemployment rate in the country and has stayed well above the national average through 2012.”…WRAL, August 17, 2012

“We tried our plan—and it worked. That’s the difference. That’s the choice in this election. That’s why I’m running for a second term.”…Barack Obama

From the US Labor Department August  23, 2012.

“In the week ending August 18, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 372,000, an increase of 4,000 from the previous week’s revised figure of 368,000. The 4-week moving average was 368,000, an increase of 3,750 from the previous week’s revised average of 364,250.

The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.6 percent for the week ending August 11, unchanged from the prior week’s unrevised rate.

The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending August 11, was 3,317,000, an increase of 4,000 from the preceding week’s revised level of 3,313,000. The 4-week moving average was 3,311,500, an increase of 6,500 from the preceding week’s revised average of 3,305,000.”

From the NC Department of Commerce August 24, 2012.

“North Carolina’s statewide unemployment rate (not seasonally adjusted) was 9.8 percent in July. This was a 0.1 of a percentage-point decrease from June’s revised rate of 9.9 percent, and a 1.1 percentage-point decrease over the year.

Over the month, the unemployment rate decreased in 47 counties, increased in 26 and remained the same in 27. Thirty-four counties had unemployment rates below the state’s 9.8 percent rate.

Scotland County recorded July’s highest unemployment rate at 17.6 percent, remaining the same as the previous month. Graham County had the second-highest rate at 15.2 percent. Currituck County had the lowest unemployment rate at 4.7 percent, followed by Chatham, 7.0 percent; and Orange, 7.1 percent.”

Mecklenburg County, the home of the 2012 Democrat convention in Charlotte, has an unemployment rate of 10 percent.

30 responses to “US unemployment claims rise 4000, NC unemployment rate 9.8 percent, Unemployment rate increased in 26 NC counties, Charlotte Mecklenburg rate 10 percent

  1. Texas judge warns of U.S. ‘civil war’

    By MACKENZIE WEINGER | 8/23/12 10:43 AM EDT

    A Texas judge said this week that a “civil war” could possibly erupt in the U.S. if President Barack Obama is reelected.

    “One of the things is he’s going to try to give the sovereignty of the United States away to the United Nations. What do you think the public is going to do when that happens? We are talking civil unrest, civil disobedience, possibly, possibly civil war, OK?” Lubbock County Judge Tom Head said Tuesday on FOX 34.

    Now what happens? What happens? Now I’m not talking just talking riots here and there. I’m talking Lexington, Concord, take up arms, get rid of the dictator. OK, what do you think he is going to do when that happens? He is going to call in the U.N. troops, personnel carriers, tanks and weapons,” Head added.

    Head, saying he has “got to look at the worst case scenario,” told FOX 34 that if the U.N. tries to invade Lubbock County, “I’m going to be standing in front of their personnel carriers and say, ‘You’re not coming in here.’”

    “And I’ve asked the sheriff. I said, ‘Are you going to back me on this?’ And he said, ‘Yeah, I’m going to back you.’ Well, I don’t want a bunch of rookies back there who have no training and little equipment. I want seasoned veteran people who are trained that have got equipment. And even then, you know we may have two or three hundred deputies facing maybe a thousand U.N. troops. We may have to call out the militia,” Head said.

    Read more:

  2. The problem with Romney’s BC remark is that, once again they treat it as a joke, his campaign had to immediately come out and emphasize that he of course really believes that Obama was born in the U.S. And Krauthammer et al had to also agree that nobody believes in “that stuff”…while no one will honestly and courageously admit that there is nothing factual about that still in question birth….nor dare to mention any of all the other felonies that also point to the fact that no citizen of any kind dummies up phony SSNs. Yet they continue to rant about all the damage this regime has done and is doing and it will be the end of America, blah,blah, blah if he gets another 4 years while they are terrorized to touch the factual facts or even look at Arpaio’s evidence. What fearful enablers!

  3. One of the most compelling documentaries ever made…

    Ray Comfort, a Jew, asks “Who is Adolf Hitler?”

    “He was kind of a president?”

    “He was the guy who was…”

    “He had a mustache?”

    “I have no idea.”

    “He was a communist?”

    “Is he an actor or something?”

    I saw this movie many months ago at my at my daughter’s suggestion. It impressed her deeply. It did me as well. Please watch it and tell me what you think. One of the most compelling pro-life arguments ever. Even if you’ve already seen it, it’s worth another look.

  4. observer | August 24, 2012 at 7:15 pm
    They are paralyzed with fear, every damn one of the bastards. I am sure they have all been threatened with payback by the usurper if they mention the usurpers obvious lack of legitimacy. Some of the jerks like Cooper, Blitzer, and Matthews, can’t say anything nor would they, because they would be outing a fellow homosexual. The gays must stick together to further their cause, and can’t allow the forgeries and usurpation of the Presidency get in the way of their LGTB agenda.

    Posted on | August 24, 2012 | 4 Comments
    Press Release
    Law offices of Dr. Orly Taitz

    H.W. Bush appointee Honorable Jorge A. Solis in Northern District of Texas is to rule on the case Taitz v Sebelius 3-12-cv-3251 and on motion to stay/ for preliminary injunction of ObamaTax brought by California attorney Orly Taitz.
    This case originated in the Central District of California, but was transferred to the Northern District of Texas, when initially appointed judge, Honorable Dolly Gee ruled No Venue in CA.
    Judge will be ruling shortly on the Motion for Stay/ Injunction, where Taitz is seeking a stay/ injunction against the Individual Mandate/aka ObamaTax.
    Taitz brought forward 2 main arguments:
    In 2800 pages of ObamaCare, Obama administration buried a provision, where one can be completely exempt from paying even a cent in Health Care penalty/tax, if buying insurance is against his religious believes. Such aversion to insurance can be found in Muslim religion, where insurance is considered a form of gambling. That means that individuals, who are Christians and Jews would have to carry on their backs the burden of ObamaTax, while Muslims will be exempt. Taitz argued that such religious discrimination is flagrantly unconstitutional under the Establishment Clause, Freedom of Religion Clause and
    Equal Protection clause.
    Additionally Taitz argued that ObamaTax is unconstitutional, as it was signed into law by Obama, who is a foreign national, a citizen of Indonesia and possibly still a citizen of Kenya and Great Britain, who got into the White House by virtue of fraud and use of forged identification papers and a stolen CT SSN 042-68-4425. Taitz attached over a hundred pages of sworn affidavits and other evidence confirming fraud and forgery in Obama’s IDs
    The case should be entered on PACER by the end of the or on Monday.

    End of Press release

  6. Who will file the first general election challenge to President Obama’s candidacy?

    Take the new poll here:

  7. Marmar. Of course he has to say that, but he definitely said it for a reason. Romney is pretty disciplined. Especially in a prepared speech. Perhaps a peek at more to come? Lets hope so…

  8. He may be, in a coy manner, stating that he has the goods to prove it (whatever it is) …

  9. They sure sent the obot troops out to comment negatively about Romney’s mere mention of a birth certificate on all Yahoo news articles. They’re so concerned someone might see a supportive comment they’re spending hours downgrading to hide comments. It’s to the point of hilarious.

  10. “Original Birther, Obama, Responds To Romney Joke: America Doesn’t Need Birther-in-Chief”

    “Team Obama Ad Response To Romney Birther Joke: America Doesn’t Need a Birther-in-Chief – VIDEO HERE [Go to ORYR for link].”

  11. Robert Reich: Romney Will Beat ‘Wooden’ Obama in Presidential Debates

    Mitt Romney has turned into such a skilled debater that he could trounce President Barack Obama in their three head-to-head encounters in the run-up to the election, former Democratic Labor Secretary Robert Reich believes.

    Romney “is going to be debating somebody who is not nearly as good a debater as his reputation,” Reich tells Atlantic Magazine in its September issue. He says that under live questioning, Obama “can seem kind of wooden” and “at a loss for words.”

    “Even if Romney is scripted and not spontaneous, he will come across as ‘on his game,’ ” Reich tells the Atlantic. “The danger for Obama is that Romney can still look better than Obama, if Obama does not have the same degree of discipline about the debates.”


  12. The usurpers debating skills, uh, uh, uh, uh, uh I don’t know.

  13. This is by a daughter of a murdered couple in Raytown , MO , who had a Bible and Bookstore on 63rd street .. She says:

    When I had to testify at the murder trial of my parents a week ago, I was asked to raise my right hand… The bailiff started out “Do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth?”

    I stood there and waited but she said nothing. She said “Do you?”

    I was so stunned I blurted out “What happened to “so help me God’?”

    She came back with “Do you?” I replied yes, but I was perplexed.

    Then the judge said . “You can say that if you want to.”

    I stopped, raised my right hand, and finished with “So help me God!”

    I told my son and daughter that when it came time for them to testify, they should do the same.

    I don’t know what can be done about it, but it’s time for us to step up and DO something.

    NBC this morning had a poll on this question.. They had the highest number of responses that they have ever had for one of their polls, and the percentage was the same as this:

    86%to keep the words, 14% against… That is a pretty ‘commanding’ public response.

    I was asked to send this on if I agreed… or delete if I didn’t.

    Now it is your turn. It is said that 86% of Americans believe in God.

    Therefore, I have a very hard time understanding why there is such a mess about having “In God We Trust” on our money and having God in the Pledge of Allegiance.

    Why is America — our nation — catering to this 14%?

  14. Mr. Bill(ms. helga)

    Answer – “We get the Government we deserve!”

  15. Good Morning folks,

    I was reading this morning whereby a request for all college records – grades, applications, student loans, ect.., for Holmes in the Colorado shooting have been submitted to the court, as the prosecutor claims that they “may” be relevant to the crime.

    In the case of the same with Obama, it was of course denied. I wonder what the Judge will do in this case?

  16. Biden postpones Tampa campaign event next week

    Maybe his wife wised up to their motivation of having him there!

  17. Missouri conservatives rally to Akin, blast Republican “establishment”

    (Reuters) – Missouri conservatives say they are rallying around U.S. Senate candidate Todd Akin despite his controversial comments about rape because they are outraged that “establishment” Republican Party leaders tried to railroad him out of the race.

    A backlash has set in here in Akin’s suburban St. Louis congressional district, where supporters said the national party had no right to attempt to force out a duly-elected candidate.

  18. Hillary sure knows how to pick them when it comes to her type of men to back! Here are some examples of those she most lately helped to “celebrate” their new “Arab Spring” freedom to, by Sharia Law, harrass women….even when they abide by their “dress code”!

    Patrols help protect Egyptian women

  19. Another report about this:

    British National Archives show a son
    was born to Obama Sr. in 1961 in Kenya

    ……..But it’s not just UK journalists who can access the British National Archives; anyone can. In May 2012, someone conducted a search of the Archives using the search term “Obama” and found that an unnamed son of Obama Sr. was born in Kenya in 1961. Since the POS in the White House is the only known son of Obama Sr. born after 1960 and before 1963 when Kenya became officially independent from the UK, it is reasonable for us to conclude that the POS is that unnamed son of Obama Sr. born in Kenya in 1961. And in fact, the claimed birth date of the POS is August 4, 1961.


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  21. bob strauss | August 24, 2012 at 11:05 pm |

    Hi Bob,

    Ummm, ahh, d-d-d, I agree!

    The POTUS debate will be good however, I think the VPOTUS debate will be better.

    My wish is to have Ann Romney debate The Mooch; class vs. trash. I’d sell tickets to that one 🙂

  22. GOP Rep. Joe Walsh Continues To Refuse To Apologize For Saying Radical Islamists Want To Kill Americans…

    U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh remains steadfast in his conviction that “radical Islam” threatens the American way of life — a view the controversial congressman again expressed to an unhappy group of Muslim constituents Friday night.

    Moon Khan, a Republican Party precinct committeeman in DuPage County and member of the York Township board of trustees, was one of about 80 people who attended an “intense” meeting with Walsh Friday night in the back yard of Khan’s home in Lombard.

    “It was a very, very intense meeting, and he did not change his mind,” Khan later said of Walsh.

    The meeting was called after Walsh alleged there is “a radical stream of Islam” in the U.S. that threatens the lives of Americans — including residents of Addison, Elgin and Elk Grove — at a townhall meeting in Elk Grove.

    At the meeting Friday night, Khan said members of the local Muslim community “are young, American-born-and-raised individuals who share the American dream of a life of liberty, peace and the pursuit of happiness. They are your teachers, doctors, nurses, engineers, policemen and hard-working Americans that [are] productive members of society …”

    “Your recent speeches have created catalogues of issues for the Muslim community,” Khan told Walsh, according to a transcript of his remarks.

  23. Jonah

    Please… post that link on GP site.

  24. Ginger,

    I’m usually in agreement with Jim Hoft but he has gone way beyond the pale on the Akin issue. Proves he’s more Republican than Conservative.

  25. SueK,

    The V.P. debate (I believe there is currently only one scheduled) should be quite hilarious to say the least! Talk about shooting fish in a barrel… The Liberal media questioners will have to dub down the questions for Joe.

    Even at that point, he is likely to throw out a Black power fist after a comment, or say ya’ll, you-ens’, young-uns and possible anything shortly around the holler and bends.

    As for Obama with Mitt debates, I am comfortable is saying that all questions must be submitted to Val “prior” to Obama showing up of which the media will oblige, and in addition, request that a telepromter be allowed.

  26. Is this why Obama won’t interfere in Syria to help those being slaughtered??:

    Syrian Rebels Seek Implementation Of Strict Sharia Law…

    (TELL RIF’AT, SYRIA) — More than 18 months into the uprising against the Syrian president, Bashar Al Assad, Islamist militants who favour a strict form of Sharia appear to be gaining a formidable sway in the ranks of the anti-regime forces.

    In dozens of villages and towns across northern Syria, the Assad regime and local functionaries of the ruling Baath party no longer have day-to-day control.

    Into the power vacuum have stepped those with guns or money, some whom are urging the establishment to adopt some form of Islamic law in a post-Assad Syria.

    Already, some rebels and other opponents of Mr Assad have sought to implement their particularly harsh version of Sharia on a small scale, particularly using corporal punishment against suspected criminals and government supporters.

    Rebel interrogators in this town, about 20 kilometres from the Turkish border, said they had beaten the legs of detainees with sticks.

    Insurgents in nearby Mare’ threatened to amputate the hands of alleged thieves and paraded them through town in an effort to publicly shame them, residents said.

    In Aleppo, where fierce fighting between insurgents and government forces has raged for weeks, one rebel leader said he had ordered lashings using rubber hoses and knotted ropes.

    Abu Yaqoub, a 26-year-old Muslim cleric in rebel-held Tell Rif’at, believes Sharia would provide the best form of government for Syria in a post-Assad era.

    “God willing,” Mr Yaqoub replied, when asked if Islamic law should be imposed nationwide.

    At the moment, the ranks of the anti-Assad forces appear to boast a significant number of Sunni Islamist militants who support a strict form of Sharia after, they hope, the president is forced from power.

    Mr Yacoub is the top cleric of Tell Rif’at’s judicial committee, formed about two months ago by the rebels’ regional revolutionary council.

    The council’s leaders command the powerful Tawhid Brigade that invaded Aleppo last month. Its farmers and labourers are considered the most organised of Syria’s rebel factions, which operate loosely under the banner of the Free Syrian Army (FSA).

    Some Tawhid units are manned entirely by Islamists, and few of its top leaders hold university degrees or have received training in Islamic law.

    It was a Tawhid rebel commander who studied with Islamists in the southern Russian republic of Dagestan and now fighting in Aleppo who oversaw the public shaming of a dozen thieves in his home village of Mare’ earlier this year, according to town residents.

  27. Thank You …Jonah

  28. Observer,

    Obama is “trying to find a way” to protect the Islamic extremist and terrorists attempting to overthrow Syria. Not the other way around. Same as he did with fueling the Arab Springs for the Muslim Brotherhood. All those wishing to overthrow Arab States to implement the Sharia law, Obama supports and assists.

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