High jobless rates persist in NC, Greensboro News Record, August 25, 2012, Guilford county 5.3 percent when Democrats took congress 10.2 percent now

High jobless rates persist in NC, Greensboro News Record, August 25, 2012, Guilford county 5.3 percent when Democrats took congress 10.2 percent now

“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

Are there 2 versions of the Greensboro News & Record?

One in print with the facts for the older generations and one watered down for the younger folks on the internet. One designed to protect Obama?

The print edition, to my surprise and delight, has for months been presenting the truth about the economy and Jobs in NC.

From the front page top of the Print edition of the Greensboro News & Record August 25, 2012.

“High jobless rates persist in N.C.”

“Unemployment rates dropped or remained the same in most of North carolina in July, but joblessness remains high throughout the state.

In Guilford County, the unemployment rate fell by 1.3 percentage points to 10.2 percent in July, compared with 11.5 percent in July 2011.”

“But while more people now have jobs, analysts say local labor market conditions are still in distress. John Quinterno, a principal with South by North Strategies, an economic and social policy research firm, siad the labor market still isn’t generating enough jobs for all of the people who need them.”
“Is it an improvement to what it was when it was 11 percent? Yes…but it still doesn’t take away that there’s still a 10 percent unemployment rate, which is extraordinary,” Quinterno said.”

“Consider this: The unemployment rate in Guilford County was at 5.3 percent in July 2007. It hit it’s highest level—11.8 percent—in July 2009 during the height of the recesion.”

Guilford County had a  5.3 percent unemployment rate when the Democrats took control of congress in 2007.

From the internet version of the Greensboro News & Record August 24, 2012.

“Local unemployment decreases”

“Unemployment in Guilford County fell by 1.3 percentage points to 10.2 percent in July compared with 11.5 percent in July of 2011.

The Greensboro-High Point metro area, which covers employees in both cities, also fell to 10.2 percent in July from 11.5 percent in July 2011.

The state overall reported good news compared with this time last year, according to a news release from the N.C. Department of Commerce – Labor and Economic Analysis Division.

“Rates either dropped or remained the same in most of North Carolina in July,” said N.C. Department of Commerce Deputy Secretary Dale Carroll. “Compared to the same time last year, nearly all of the state’s counties have a lower unemployment rate.”

North Carolina had 34 counties that were at or below the state’s not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 9.8
percent. Unemployment rates decreased in eight of the state’s 14 Metropolitan Statistical Areas.

The rate increased in two and stayed the same in four.

The number of workers employed (not seasonally adjusted) increased in July by 12,968 to 4,249,084, while those unemployed fell 1,362 to 462,255.

Since July 2011, the number of workers unemployed decreased 50,996, while those employed increased 60,772.

Currituck County had the state’s lowest unemployment rate in July at 4.7 percent, and Scotland County had the highest unemployment rate at 17.6 percent.”


From Citizen Wells 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.”


13 responses to “High jobless rates persist in NC, Greensboro News Record, August 25, 2012, Guilford county 5.3 percent when Democrats took congress 10.2 percent now

  1. On August 27th, Republican National Convention Delegates vote. Ron Paul supporters will gather in Tampa and around the world in silent prayer & meditation for the Peace Prevails 2012 meeting to convince delegates to VOTE WITH THEIR CONSCIENCE for RON PAUL. To Sync our silent prayers – sign up for a text msg reminder at http://www.peaceprevails2012.com.

  2. I’ll bring this forward since I had to cut it short last night.

    Whistleblower | August 24, 2012 at 3:19 pm |


    Are you making the assumption that it is just Val and Obama that are concerned about what Blago could speak to.


    I apologize that I didn’t get a chance to carry further my comments last night, but will answer and hope to clarify.

    No, I am not making the assumption that only Val and Obama are the only ones concerned about what Blago could speak too. There are business men and women, State government reps, DOJ members, Criminal gangsters, Real-estate criminals, Lawyers, Judges, and much more that are “at risk”. But who controls them? The person controlling and protecting not only Chicago, but also Obama, Val.

    There are of course many, many in the Chicago Crime ring that would be concerned if Blago spoke his knowledge. I would dare say that his life itself truly hangs in that balance of speaking versus not speaking – and he is fully aware of such. Accidents happen – planned or otherwise.

    However, I do believe (and this is my personal opinion) that Blago is under the assumption that Val and Obama are the ones that can set him free, as they are Both the top of the Criminal ladder and in power to do so. It is for this reason that personally believe Blago understands that if he keeps his mouth shut, he “might” be given a pardon if Obama loses in the upcoming election, or if re-elected, then after that term. But that is a mighty big might for Blago to hold out for.

    I do not see anyone else other than Val giving the marching orders to set Blago free, not without a noose around their neck. But that is my opinion.

  3. Just to add,

    If Blago oust and exposes Obama whereby it will either lead to impeachment or removal of office, Obama no longer has the power of Presidential Power to Pardon him.

  4. J.S.,

    All the RP supporters can do is light candles and sing Kumbaya. RP has never had a chance as being the President, ever in his career. And he will not now no matter how many candles are lit. It’s just a simple fact. Hopefully, there are enough intelligent RP supporters that will not help Obama get re-elected.

  5. J.S.

    Perhaps never is the wrong word. He could have had a chance this time around, but made many bad choices of words in public which harmed that chance.

  6. Brandon Darby: Anarchists Plan to Take Down Emergency Medical Services at RNC


    …….In addition to trying to shut down bridges to prevent delegates from reaching the convention center next week, Brandon has learned that a subgroup of Occupy is looking to shut down EMS communications throughout the city.

    The video that goes along with this interview is one Brandon took at the RNC convention while working undercover for the FBI in 2008. Some of it is a bit jumpy, but you’ll see some of the street blocking tactics as well as several instances of individuals throwing items onto a freeway from an overpass.

  7. Box Office: Obama Doc ‘2016’ Stuns Hollywood


    The corrupt media will likely tell you “2016” is a success because of racism and hate, but the real reason people are flocking to it is to try and grasp a better understanding of this awful, divisive, inept, and anti-American failure currently sitting in the Oval Office

  8. Observer,

    I responded to you on the last thread. Sorry I didn’t bring it forward where you are currently commenting.

    I will have to run for a bit, but will be back later and respond today.

    Take care everyone,

  9. Blago could bargain for a pardon from the usurper, he would be out no later than January.

  10. Before I head out,

    I surely do miss the postings of our well known friends, all of them. It doesn’t seem the same without them.

  11. Bob,

    I think that is exactly why he has kept his mouth shut. I don’t think any Judge, any lawyer, any businessman, any State politician, will have the final decision. Only Val and Obama have the authority and power, not only in Chicago, but in Washington to do so. They all answer to her. But that is my opinion.

  12. What if Blago is pardoned and then decides to write a tell-all book? Hmmm……..Even though we know he is a big player, does the Chicago underworld think he is enough to risk letting him out? Of course, anything is always possible. There is always that remedy of extermination if he steps out of line. What corruption!

  13. The usurper’s coming pardons will make Clinton’s pardon of Marc Rich look like child’s play.

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