NC unemployment rate drops .1 percent in February 2013, Labor Force Participation rate drops .2, Participation rate drops 1.7 percent since Obama took office, Charlotte Observer omits data

NC unemployment rate drops .1 percent in February 2013, Labor Force Participation rate drops .2, Participation rate drops 1.7 percent since Obama took office, Charlotte Observer omits data

“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

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


As you may recall, the NC unemployment data for January was released about a week ago. On March 28, 2013 the unemployment figures for February 2013 were released by the NC Department of Commerce.

The NC report as well as media reports from NC fail to mention the drop in the Labor Force Participation Rate. That failure will not be carried over here.

From the Charlotte Observer March 28, 2013.

“NC jobless rate falls slightly to 9.4 percent”

“The state’s unemployment rate edged downward in February but remains just marginally better than it was a year ago.

“It was yet another month that didn’t really alter the status quo very much,” said John Quinterno of South by North Strategies, a Chapel Hill firm specializing in economic and social policy. “It’s very similar to the numbers we’ve seen on and off at least for the past 14 or 15 months.”

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate across North Carolina fell one-tenth of a percentage point to 9.4 percent in February, according to data released Thursday by the state Commerce Department’s Labor and Economic Analysis Division. A year ago, the state’s jobless rate was 9.5 percent.

Quinterno noted that since the beginning of 2012 the unemployment rate has moved up and down within a narrow band – never higher than 9.6 percent or lower than 9.4 percent.

The state unemployment rate continues to lag the national rate of 7.7 percent. The number of unemployed workers in North Carolina totaled 446,840 in February.

North Carolina added 3,300 jobs in February, a gain of one-tenth of a percent.

The state lost 327,800 jobs between December 2007, the pre-recession peak, and February 2010, Quinterno said. Since then the state has added 209,500 jobs.

“We actually have closed a significant part of the gap since then,” Quinterno said. “We shouldn’t ignore that. But on the other hand, it has been so slow that it doesn’t really feel like it is getting better for a lot of folks.””

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It seems to me Charlotte Observer, et al in the media, that your readers should know that the Labor Force Participation rate in NC dropped .2 percent from January to February.
It seems to me that they should also know.

                         Labor Force Participation Rate

Jan 2007                                    66.1
Jan 2009                                    64.9
Feb 2013                                     63.2

The Democrats took control of Congress in January 2007 and Obama, of course, took the White House in January 2009.

Once again, as recently reported, that is an ugly picture and a picture is worth a thousand words.

19 responses to “NC unemployment rate drops .1 percent in February 2013, Labor Force Participation rate drops .2, Participation rate drops 1.7 percent since Obama took office, Charlotte Observer omits data

  1. Remember what tomorrow is….the day God promised his people and the day our Lord Jesus Christ walked again among the living….

    .Happy Easter everyone.

    Thank you CW for all you have done with this website to inform the people in a truthful way of the evils of this world……

    May God bless you and your family on this special day.

  2. Happy Easter everyone!! A special thanks and Happy Easter to Citizenwells.

    I have noticed that job participation hasn’t changed greatly, the bulk of the unemployed are now on ‘disability’ which is the new complete welfare. Another economic shock, and the ants won’t be able to feed themselves or the grasshoppers (old story of winter and the grasshoppers). I suspect the market is vulnerable because of the Feds activity, and could be used to control the economy.

    I am still wondering when the people checking the box “non-white” will realize that Obama hasn’t offered them employment or advancement. Obama has done more damage to Blacks economically than any white POTUS in over a hundred years. Racism prevents them from thinking clearly or acting rationally.


  3. citizenwells

    Thanks all.
    Blessed Easter.
    God bless.

  4. John 20:29

    Jesus said to him, “Because you have seen Me, have you believed?
    Blessed are they who did not see, and yet believed.”


    Don’t know about you, but I never witnessed the blind healed, or the lame walk, or the dead raised………..but I know without a doubt….as many here do as well….. that Jesus performed all these miracles when He walked this earth. I am also convinced that He rose from the dead.

    Today, it really came home to me………..I AM SO BLESSED! AND YOU ARE TOO! How amazing is that? Happy Easter all.

  5. I just read on DRUDGE report where Putin of Russia has placed a BAN on any foreign gay couples from adopting a Russian child……smart man..

    Putin may be a ruthless Russian, but he is no fool….at least he has the welfare of that nations children in mind…….lets see if O’bummer complains about this openly….I seriously doubt it..

    Homosexuality is the scourge of humanity. Never have I seen two men produce a child…or two women for that matter….it takes a “ying and a yang”….

  6. Carl Gallups and Mike Zullo:

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  7. CW, When I was going to comcast to check my e-mail.I was reading about jobs for older folks.I read that there has been more age discrimination cases in 2012 than any other year.I had to laugh,because I just filed one myself against the company I worked for.

  8. citizenwells

    Good luck.

  9. Trudy………..
    One of the primary reasons why older people are getting shafted in the workplace relates to the healthcare provider for the company…,if they have one. The HCP tells the head honcho of the company that if they hire any people over a certain age that the cost of the insurance will go through the roof. Part time people are usually excluded from any healthcare coverage at all.

  10. Most companies here in Indiana, will only allow a part time employee to work 25 hours a week. This is most often mandated if the company has a union, but is sometimes even mandated by non union companies.

  11. Well, if I don’t get anywhere at the EEOC,I’m going to get a lawyer.I worked at this place for 28 years.It just made me so mad.The think we are hust going let go.not.

  12. Sorry, for all my mistakes.

  13. God bless you, Liz Cheney!!

    Cheney: Opposition To Obama Patriotism

    Liz Cheney was on Fox News to discuss her editorial in the Wall Street Journal where she called Barack Obama the most radical president in history.

  14. SueK | March 29, 2013 at 7:47 pm |
    You continually crack me up with the names you attach to your state REPs.
    When you are ready to retire, be sure to keep the great State of Texas in mind.
    No State income tax, business friendly, milder climate and the nicest people in the country.

    As in most States, the larger cities have their fair share of wacko liberals, but you go a few miles down the road and the rest of the folks like to cling to their guns and their bibles.

  15. Obama eligibility appeal in Roy Moore’s court
    Newly elected state chief justice has expressed doubt about qualification
    Many cases challenging Barack Obama’s presidential eligibility have come and gone, but now an appeal has been filed with a state Supreme Court led by a newly elected chief justice who has expressed doubt about Obama’s qualification for office.

    Roy Moore was elected chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court last November, a decade after he defied a federal order to remove a Ten Commandments monument from the state Supreme Court building.

    Now, 2012 Constitution Party presidential nominee Virgil Goode and Alabama Republican Party leader Hugh McInnish are asking the state’s highest court to force Secretary of State Beth Chapman to verify that all candidates on the state’s 2012 ballot were eligible to serve.


  16. Thornton Parsons

    Happy Easter, all. God has truly blessed us. SueQ, it is odd that we’ve both had the same revelations today. I don’t know if it was the power of prayer or reflection, but things really came home to me today, too. We go day-to-day on faith and we’re all still here. We’ll be here tomorrow . . . and with our faith in God, we’ll be here until the job’s done.

  17. HonorFirst | March 30, 2013 at 8:49 pm |

    Hi Honor and Happy Easter to you and all CWers!!

    I call ’em as I see ’em around here. I haven’t even started on Lt. Gov. Tim ‘Crash’ Murray who totaled his state vehicle two years ago in the pre-dawn hours in his jammies and slippers checking out ‘storm damage’ from an ice storm. Looks as if the ice got him, eh?

    Yes, TX is indeed on the retirement radar, as is AZ. I would like to live out my life amongst normal people and not here where most have a mental disorder called ‘Liberalism.’

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