NC unemployment rate 8.9 percent ?, Greensboro News Record AP article quotes Duke University Economics Professor, Labor force participation rate dropped .3 percent, Good news?

NC unemployment rate 8.9 percent ?, Greensboro News Record AP article quotes Duke University Economics Professor, Labor force participation rate dropped .3 percent, Good news?

“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

“Although the numbers are not directly comparable, local labor markets
across much of North Carolina began 2013 no differently than they
began 2012,” said Quinterno. “Simply put, unemployment rates remain
elevated across the state, and twice as many North Carolinians are
jobless and seeking work than was the case five years ago.”…SBN Strategies March 22, 2013

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


The Associated Press has always been a problem. A member “news” organization creates a report and it is regurgitated across the nation & world, in most cases without fact checking.

We have another example recently from the Greensboro News Record.

Is this because the Rhino Times just shut down?

Or because John Coleman, an economics professor at the Duke University Fuqua School of Business was quoted?

From the Greensboro News Record May 17, 2013.

“North Carolina unemployment rate drops 8.9 percent”

“North Carolina’s unemployment rate fell to 8.9 percent in April _ the lowest in the state in four years.

The state’s unemployment rate was 9.2 percent in March.

“This is very encouraging for North Carolina,” said John Coleman, economics professor at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

The state Commerce Department said Friday the number of people unemployed fell by 15,259 between March and April. On the downside, nearly 4,200 fewer people held jobs than in March.

The industry with the largest monthly increase: Leisure and hospitality services, which added 6,100 jobs. It was followed by financial activities with 2,000; government with 1,300, and professional and business services with 1,300.

January 2009 was the last time the state’s unemployment rate was at 8.9 percent.”

” Coleman said the report contained good news about North Carolina’s economy.”

“”What’s encouraging about the report is the large drop in the number of unemployed,” he said. That number seems to have more to do with new jobs than people who are deciding to give up rather than keep competing for work.

He also said the new figures bode well for North Carolina in the future.”


From the Employment Security Commission of NC.

Labor Force Participation Rate

March 2013    62.8 %

April    2013    62.5 %

The Labor Force Participation Rate fell .3 percent in April.

That fully accounts for the drop in the unemployment rate and is certainly not good for the NC public.

Perhaps it is good for lying politicians and newspapers.

Mr. Coleman, did you actually make those statements that were reported???

16 responses to “NC unemployment rate 8.9 percent ?, Greensboro News Record AP article quotes Duke University Economics Professor, Labor force participation rate dropped .3 percent, Good news?

  1. CitizenWells,
    I would laugh at the antics of the democrats number faking, if it wasn’t so sad. The posters at liberal websites are still blaming Bush for the continued economic disaster, and claim it’s getting better. The job participation rate demonstrates that the nations job opportunities are actually still weak, and still sliding downward. We have not hit bottom yet, at least from an employment standpoint, since the shedding of Jobs with the statistical probability of Obama election in October of 2008. Lets just call it a 5 year slump, with evidence of continued disaster. The good news is that there seems to be real evidence of inflation now, so the Fed is going to want to stop the pump soon.

    Me thinks that the Obama presidency and legacy actually now evolves around democrats discovering that they have been lied to by their dear leader. Lied to about the IRS, the EPA, Bengazi, economy, joblessness, and even about the Tea Party (which IRS records clearly demonstrate had no big financial backers or republican party involvement). They seemed to be stunned when they realized that they had attacked a true grass root movement with the full weight and force of illegal government. The lies and investigation of the press, muzzling of opponents, reminds them to much of Nixon. I think many are waking up to see that they will be forever hated for the transgressions. They can’t wash clean anymore, and they are starting to see the country is in danger.

    The scandals by themselves will not unseat this administration, but the Federal reserve is starting to see the real possibility of no return on their investment. Obama will want to raise the debt, and keep the pump going as not to expose his failed economic policies. The Federal reserve will want to increase the debt, but not the pump. The American (those that work) people want neither the debt or the pump continued. Lots of dry wood of a poor economy and unemployment coming into a long hot summer with political sparks flying.


  2. citizenwells

    Pete, et al.
    Obama, and subsequently Blagojevich is depending on the 2014 elections just as they were in 2008 & 2012.
    Obama may not make it until then.
    There are at least 2 state Supreme Court cases alive questioning Obama eligibility.
    We may have a “perfect storm” brewing.
    Maybe Blago will talk since Obama may not be able to save his ass.


    IRS Stonewalled Christian Family Organization’s Application Because “It Was Critical Of The President”

    Dr. James Dobson was a guest on the Hannity show Friday night to talk about the treatment his Christian, pro-family, group, Family Talk Action got from the IRS when they applied for a 501(c)(4), a process he said “went on and on and on” for 19 months.

    When his lawyer called the IRS to find out what the problem was, an IRS rep named Medley told him, “we don’t think we’re going to approve your application.” When he asked, why, she answered, “because you’re a right wing organization, and you’re political, and you’ve been critical of the President and we don’t think you give other people an opportunity to express their views, and besides that – you’re not educational.” An answer Dr. Dobson took great umbrage at.

    “Do you want to rewrite your application and resubmit it?” she asked Dobson’s lawyer. He answered, “no, we’ll just have to litigate”, and about eight days later they got their 501(c)(4).

  4. oldsailor80

    Without going into a lot of detail I would tend to believe that as long as ORGANISED LABOR continues it’s ever present demands upon American business for MORE,MORE,MORE MORE small business will continue to erode ,and larger businesses will declare bankruptcy outright,by the hundreds. General Electric is one of these companies which is now teetering on the brink. In actuality we are NOWHERE near the bottom……..YET! But when America HITS THE BOTTOM,all HELL will descend upon our country,and damn little will be produced from then on, which includes food,and medicine. At which point there will be rioting,gang warfare, and drugs will be king. When everything in America STOPS it will indeed be the end of our country,including it’s infrastructure. America will NOT NEED a nuclear attack from IRAN or FROM the BANTY ROOSTER of NORTH KOREA……the SLIME,PERVERTS,AND INTERNATIONAL CRIMINALS WILL DO IT SINGLE HANDEDLY, AFTER WHICH THEY TOO WILL FEEL THE EFFECTS OF THEIR OWN TWISTED BEHAVIOR. UNFORTUNATELY IT WILL BE FAR TOO LATE TO FIX ANY OF IT,AND THOSE WHO SURVIVE WILL HAVE BEEN PROPELLED BACKWARDS IN TIME TO THE CAVEMAN ERA,AND WILL BE FORCED TO LIVE THEIR LIVES SCRATCHING AND CLAWING FOR EVEN A SCRAP OF FOOD,AND THE REST WILL BE LIKE MAGGOTS ON A ROTTING CARCASS,ALL TRYING TO GET A BITE OF THE STINKING RESIDUE. No we are NOWHERE near the bottom ….YET,but you can rest assured it will happen! So I say “RUN RUN to the mountains, and above all do not look back, lest you too will be destroyed”.

  5. oldsailor80

    How about Pirro! It appears that she has “grown a set” and Napolitano’s have fallen off. She is out on one hell of a limb,and hopefully God will watch over her. In fact it might be far better if God sent an ARMY to watch over her………..I have heard and read that she is constantly receiving death threats,and threats of perverted violence against her. Does it make the COWARDLY MALE POPULATION of America feel great when they have to rely upon a FEMALE to do what rightfully they SHOULD HAVE DONE IN 2008. Hope you all can tear yourselves away from your sports broadcasts,beer,and pot long enough to watch her show. Maybe she will allow some of her COURAGE to rub off on you.

  6. I was watching her,she a blast to watch.

  7. AMEN! Oldsailor @ 12:42. Hope she lasts on Fox. You know how they treat those who get uppity. A little truth is OK………but not too much. She might end up as a fill in on “The Five”.

  8. bob strauss

    In case you missed it…

    Egyptian Foreign Minister: Obama Told Me Himself, “I Am A Muslim.”

  9. Is this another “sleeper” waiting to explode at IRS?

    IRS sued for seizing 60 million medical records

    A healthcare provider has sued the Internal Revenue Service and 15 of its agents, charging they wrongfully seized 60 million medical records from 10 million Americans.

    The name of the provider is not yet known, United Press International said. But Courthouse News Service said the suit claims the agency violated the Fourth Amendment in 2011, when agents executed a search warrant for financial data on one employee – and that led to the seizure of information on 10 million, including state judges.

    Read more:
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  10. bob strauss

    Impeaching Obama Won’t Work!

    He needs to be charged as a citizen and not as a president; impeachment proceedings are only for presidents. He is not a president since he was never eligible to hold office.

  11. oldsailor80

    Cabby AZ………..

  12. oldsailor80

    Bob Strauss……….
    Nor is he who he says he is. He has never had a legally adjudicated name change,anywhere in the US, Hawaii,Alaska, or Canada. There is NO PUBLIC RECORD of Soetoro having ever filed a petition for name change in any of the US Superior Courts. Given his status after his legal adoption by Lolo Soetoro he would have had to be NATURALISED to become a US CITIZEN. He could not be naturalised without a certified copy of his original birth certificate,which there is more than enough evidence existing to conclude that there IS NO LEGALLY VALID BIRTH CERTIFICATE IN EXISTENCE, this is also why he could not file for a name change. Again a CERTIFIED COPY of his original BC IS REQUIRED to accompany the petition for name change. I say again he is NOT BARACK H.Obama,he is still legally Barry Soetoro. If that is accurate then he can not be legally married to Michelle either. At least not to the satisfaction of a federal court. Ifhe was allegedly married by the DOWN LOW CLUB ADMINISTRATOR it is probably a non valid marriage.

  13. Pingback: NC May unemployment rate worse than reported by North Carolina newspapers, June 21, 2013 articles, Drop in labor force not stated, 1 percent labor force drop in 4 months | Citizen WElls

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