US stated unemployment rate 7.9 percent, Labor force participation rate 63.6 percent, NC unemployment rate up, Berkshire Hathaway buys Greensboro News Record

US stated unemployment rate 7.9 percent, Labor force participation rate 63.6 percent, NC unemployment rate up, Berkshire Hathaway buys Greensboro News Record

“With a 63.7% labor force participation, “conditions in the labor market are considerably worse than indicated” in July’s report”…economist Joshua Shapiro, WSJ August 3, 2012

“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

“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”


From the US Labor Dept. February 1, 2013.

“Employment Situation Summary”

“Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 157,000 in January, and the unemployment rate was essentially unchanged at 7.9 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Retail trade, construction, health care, and wholesale trade added jobs over the month.

Household Survey Data

The number of unemployed persons, at 12.3 million, was little changed in January. The unemployment rate was 7.9 percent and has been at or near that level since September 2012. (See table A-1.) (See the note and tables B and C for information about annual population adjustments to the household survey estimates.)

Among the major worker groups, the unemployment rates for adult men (7.3 percent), adult women (7.3 percent), teenagers (23.4 percent), whites (7.0 percent), blacks (13.8 percent), and Hispanics (9.7 percent) showed little or no change in January. The jobless rate for Asians was 6.5 percent (not seasonally adjusted), little changed from a year earlier.
(See tables A-1, A-2, and A-3.)

In January, the number of long-term unemployed (those jobless for 27 weeks or more) was about unchanged at 4.7 million and accounted for 38.1 percent of the unemployed. (See table A-12.)

Both the employment-population ratio (58.6 percent) and the civilian labor force participation rate (63.6 percent) were unchanged in January.”

The Orwellian reporting of Obama and economic news is getting worse with no end in sight.

The Greensboro News Record has done a decent job of economic and jobs reporting over the past year.


Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway just bought the Greensboro News Record.

“But Kroeger said BH Media likes the News & Record because it is the dominant source of information for the region, and that gives it an edge in attracting advertisers.

Kroeger said it’s important that the print newspaper is affordable and accessible to all readers, even in an economically troubled region.

But plenty of readers want their news by computer, smartphone and iPad. So, BH Media wants to deliver content to those people and earn money in the process.”

From the Greensboro News Record  January 30, 2013 .

“Update: Jobless rate up slightly in Triad”

“The jobless rate for the Greensboro-High Point metro area was 9.6 percent in December, up from November’s figure of 9.2 percent.

The December rate was lower compared with December 2011, which had a jobless rate of 10.5 percent, according to figures the N.C. Department of Commerce released today.”

“up slightly”

Is that like slightly pregnant?

Actually, unemployment was up in 97 of 100 counties in NC!

From the Greensboro News Record  February 1, 2013 .

“Greensboro area jobless rate drops, still high”

“No economist likes a 9.6 percent unemployment rate.

But December’s rate in the Greensboro/High Point Metro Area is nearly 1 percentage point lower than it was in December 2011, according to figures released Wednesday by the state Department of Commerce.

“That’s a terrible number, but it’s less terrible than a year ago,” said Andrew Brod, senior research fellow at the Center for Business and Economic Research at UNCG.”

“:jobless rate drops”

How many people read that and believed that it was reality?

Factor in the drop in the labor force participation rate in NC and it may not have dropped from a year ago.

George Orwell must be spinning in his grave.


31 responses to “US stated unemployment rate 7.9 percent, Labor force participation rate 63.6 percent, NC unemployment rate up, Berkshire Hathaway buys Greensboro News Record

  1. Aaron Cantor USAF (ret):

    “Blown off by a Major Hypocrite”

    “Sean Hannity refers to him as the “Great One”; I refer to him as a self-inflated phony wind bag whose hypocrisy knows no bounds.

    He tries to come across as a constitutionalist, and a 2nd Amendment advocate when in reality he doesn’t give a hoot about any of it , the only thing he cares about is his overblown ego and how much wealth he can accumulate.

    Anyone (including yours truly) who doesn’t agree totally with him is blown off as a crackpot who doesn’t know what the hell they are talking about.

    I read an interesting piece by TPATH Dwight today and I just received permission by mail a few moments ago to include it as part of this article.”
    Go to:


    “February 1, 2013 TPATH …”

  2. “Retired US Army Captain SPEAKS OUT! Obama NEVER VETTED! Should be removed from office NOW!”

    At YouTube:

    “Pamela Barnett, author of Obama Never Vetted:The Unlawful President and investigative journalist, broke the stories that Obama lost his U.S. citizenship and Obama lied regarding the alleged killing date of Osama Bin Laden.

    She is an activist leader and supporter of others in the Obama eligibility and Obama Forgery-Gate campaigns.

    She is a retired Army Captain and former battalion intelligence staff officer that has proven Obama’s background and legal status were never verified by any federal agency and that he would never qualify for a national security clearance if he were required to pass one. She is director of, editor of, President of, Inc.”

  3. Another top ranked official, director of Secret Service Mark Sullivan, announced that he is leaving

    Posted on | February 2, 2013 | 3 Comments

    Let’s count, how many top officials are leaving:

    1. Commissioner of Social Security Michael Astrue

    2. Secretary of Tresury Timothy Geitner

    3. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

    4. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates resigned earlier

    5. Director of CIA General Petraeus

    6. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis

    7. Secretary of transportation Ray Solis

    8. now Director of Secret Service Marc Sullivan announced that he is leaving

    9.Assistant Attorney General of the U.S. Lenny Brewer

    10. while initially Attorney General Eric Holder announced that he will leave, he ecently changed his mind and decided to stay longer.

    My concern is that we are going from bad to worse. Obama feels that any means justfy the goal. there is no doubt that his appointees will share in his position. Can you imagine Secretary of the Social Security,Director of Secret Service, director of the CIA with the framemind that anything justifies the end goal. What is even more frightening and represents the biggest concern for this nation, is the fact that the person setting the end goals is the foreign national with forged IDs and a stolen Social Security number. You don’t know what his end goal is.

  4. …Bottom line….
    Obama HAS provided documentation….so far everything he has provided has been proven to be fraudulent.
    Does the fraudulent documentation constitute identity theft?…and would he personally gain from that identity theft while using that identity theft as a fraud mechanism.?…would others? What I am saying here does not have to do so much with Constitutional issues as it does with purely statutorial and criminal issues.
    Vicariously, and by way of agency, the DNC would be complicit if they knowingly front Obama as a representative/agent of the DNC while being aware that he does not meet the Constitutional requirements necessary.
    So far, there has been little in the way of prosecution brought forth against the DNC and it’s officers. I have said it before here many times, that our focus is on Obama, but the real enemy here is, and has always been, the DNC.
    Why are the officers in the DNC so anxious to move forward on the issues? It is because they are criminally culpable, and are attempting to build an insulating, defensive power structure around themselves before anything happens that will call them into accountability.
    What have all the false flags done as far as where our focus has been? One of the most recent ones have been the Justice Department and the State Department. That is not to mention the Homeland Security, CDC/HHS, China, the 2nd Amendment, and the host of others. Who has been watching the DNC and what they have been up to..aside from election fraud? My guess is that some of the information being witheld by Arpaio may have to do with the DNC or have DNC or possibly even RNC connections.
    The wolf is at the door…and Arpaio is waiting on the other side with a double barrel shotgun…

  5. Bob Strauss…
    I believe it’s the foreign national ‘behind’ the foreign national with the forged documents ,we need to be even more concerned about…you’re right though …it is scary….

  6. GORDO
    Just a thought…..Does Obama own a gun? If so,
    Did Obama have a background check and pass a mental test?

  7. We all know Obama’s a hypocrite, but this instance of hypocrisy takes the cake…

  8. Coldwarvet2
    You are right as always EXCEPT when you imply that what he has done is only an act that would be seen in any Superior Court as something at the level of a NON felonious act. I completely disagree with you in that the buck stops at the Office of the POTUS. When you PRETEND or by fraudulant means take the office of the POTUS at which point you have violated all pertinent Constitutional law. This now rises to conspiracy to defraud the people of America,via ELECTION FRAUD. The people of the US were told that Barack H Obama is the person who they will be voting for but alas………that name had no legal owner in the years prior to 2008,and STILL has no legal owner. So in short anybody who voted for Obama actually cast their vote for a NAME THAT HAS NO LEGAL OWNER. The reason why the name has no legal owner is that the person who had used the name was legally adopted by Lolo Soetoro of Indonesia. The act of adopting Barry legally changed his surname to Soetoro, and it also legally invalidates any prior birth documents as well.He has no legally valid birth documents which is the reason why he cannot change his name back to Obama. A certified copy of a legally valid BC must accompany a petition for name change in all states.So they were defrauded by many of the state level SOS,who simply rubber stamped his COE as being qualified to hold the office. In actuality the person holding the office of the POTUS is still legally Barry Soetoro. This is why the Hawaii elections commission was originally NOT GOING TO CERTIFY OBAMA,as eligible. This is the real reason why he suddenly flew to Hawaii while he was campaining. Obviously SCHATZ decided to reword the COE form to make it look like he had been certified. The COE was re worded to exclude the language which dealt with the Constitution. The wordsmith is now lieutenant Governor of Hawaii.Soetoro never had his name legally changed back to Barack H Obama. Barry Soetoro is NOTHING,he could be arrested by the DC sheriff if he had the proper court order.Then to compound the injury the federal elections commission REFUSED to even look at MULTIPLE COMPLAINTS of irregularities which had been discovered, which included highly suspicious financing arrangements. (Money coming from FOREIGN sources.) Then the Justice Department refused to act to investigate. This tells the story loud and clear. Now we face the heavy probability that he will have to be removed forcefully ,and probably after violence has taken the lives of a multitude of innocent people. Unfortunately the forceful removal will probably come from WE THE PEOPLE. You need only to read the Declaration of Independence to learn WHAT to do,and HOW TO DO IT.

  9. Coldwarvet2
    In addition we have no way of knowing what was agreed to in the PRIVATE CLOSED DOOR MEETINGS between MMSSSSSS.IMPORTANT,and the Chinese head honcho. I personally believe that the collateral was our natural resources. If this is the case then I would include MMSSSSS.IMPORTANT in any TREASON PROSECUTION. Providing a known enemy of the US access to our natural resources would be tatamount to treason.

  10. Coldwarvet2…………
    In reality we do NOT KNOW THE EXTENT to which MMSSSSSS. Important has comitted America to agreements with the Chinese,as well as other governments. I fear that we are going to receive some really nasty surprises in that regard as time passes. If they have even verbal agreements regarding our resources it would embolden them to attempt to take possession of our resources…….which would probably be done through military occupation of the collateral entities. If this is accurate we are facing a monstrous situation which I doubt seriously we could overcome.

  11. Typical Obama Voter Reacts To Bad Economic News

    The GDP indicates the economy contracted, and the unemployment rate increased. This is a parody video of how an Obama voter reacts to that news. Share with your

  12. The Megalomania Of Barack Obama

    This is a short overview of Narcissism and why some say Obama is an extreme Narcissist or pathological Narcissist, also called an egomaniac or a megalomaniac. Share with your friends!

  13. Judge Rules In Favor Of ICE Agents Suing Obama

    Federal Judge Reed O’Conner ruled on Friday that 10 ICE agents and officers indeed do have standing to challenge in Federal court the so-called Morton Memo on prosecutorial discretion and the DREAM directive on deferred action.

  14. Thanks bob.

  15. The amount of litigation caused by this usurper, and the complicit Congress, is mind boggling.

  16. Anyone know what happened to teapartycommunity ?

    They were gaining members by the thousands yesterday. Now their site is down and out. They must have picked up 15 thousand new members yesterday. I am guessing they overloaded their server.

  17. Ray, see if this link helps.

  18. Hey bob,

    your link works, but that is not the same outfit as

  19. Obama Failed E-Verify: Linda Jordan Talks Sanctions For Challenging O’s Identity Fraud

  20. Wow just seen where Navy Seal Chris Kyle who is the Author of “American Sniper” has been shot at a lodge in Texas.

  21. Tammy, I just came here to see if anyone posted about it yet. VERY sad and VERY odd. How can a sniper get shot like that? Something isn’t right….

    Prayers to his family.

  22. Please pray for protection and strength for all those fighting the evil doers. And may God show mercy to the misguided amongst us.

  23. bob strauss | February 2, 2013 at 6:23 pm |
    Judge Rules In Favor Of ICE Agents Suing Obama
    Obama’s ‘recess appointments’ unconstitutional, says court
    12:44 PM 01/25/2013

    Judge Rules In Favor Of ICE Agents Suing Obama
    February 2, 2013 By Breaking News

    …..Now there are two judicial decisions within a week on the Federal level that have been decided against Obama’s administration. Then there are the pending judgments brought on by the Catholic Church and other People of Faith. Is the tide turning, Folks? How many more lawsuits must be won before our cowardly Congress decides to impeach Obama for overstepping his Constitutional authority?

    Obama’s Power Grabs – Hannity
    Sean Hannity’s list of Obama’s unconstitutional power grabs

  24. Good morning CW et al.,

    I could not help notice all the media attention confirming Obama’s pic shooting a shotgun. It took me nearly 1 second to choke on my coffee from laughing at the telling photo. I once belonged to a skeet club for many years and competed nearly weekly during that time and know a thing or two about skeet shooting and shotguns.

    Obama does not appear to be shooting at skeet – perhaps a still target. When does anyone shoot level at flying skeet? Either you are extremely fast and shoot the skeet (very risky on a miss) as its first launched from the house, or very very late shot as the skeet is on its way down and very very far out, in which your attempt to dust or break the skeet is very low probability.

    Also to note, is the way this pansy is incorrectly holding the butt of thew shotgun to his shoulder, kinda like Kim Kardishian would hold it. One would think that after his comment of “shoots skeet all the time”, at least someone would have mentioned to him how to properly hold it.

    Additionally, you cannot hold a shotgun like this and shoot many rounds, least not without one hell of a bruised shoulder and a numb arm. Remember, 1 single round of skeet consists of 25 clay targets and allowed up to two shots per clay (in most games). I cannot imagine this skinny idiot shooting 25 rounds with a 12 gage shotgun held in this manner without causing some kind of fracture to his collar bone or shoulder. He certainly wouldn’t shot it 25 times like this (1 game).

    Also, his face – particularly his cheekbone – is rested on the top of the stock. Folks, you won’t make that mistake too many times either, as you are asking for a skin burn, black-eye or fractured checkbone. Lastly, this looks more like a 20 gage not a 12 gage, but either which, the wimp has a ported muzzle to reduce the recoil. I am also curious to the type of powder used, as in his photo produces an extremely large amount of exhausted smoke, whereby smokeless powder is the preferred skeet reload.

    Its just plain funny…

  25. OK,
    I went to my local fabric store yesterday to buy some stuff for a quilting project. Amoung the items I needed was a new pair of scissors. When the cashier rang me up, she asked me for a photo ID and a recent utility bill. Then she told me I could come back and pick up the scissorrs on Friday, because there is a 5 day waiting period on assault scissors. That kind of upset me because I really wanted to get started on this quilt for my granddaughter. But she was adament. Furthermore, she advised me that I really should take a course in scissors safety…………………ONLY KIDDING!

  26. William | February 3, 2013 at 9:12 am |
    …………Also, his face – particularly his cheekbone – is rested on the top of the stock. Folks, you won’t make that mistake too many times either, as you are asking for a skin burn, black-eye or fractured checkbone.
    Hopefully, he won’t have any public appearances on Monday!

  27. The left is starting a recall against Sheriff Joe and if I remember correctly, have already raised over a million in their efforts. Just thought I’d mention this if anyone wants to donate for his fight against these creeps.

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