NC employment November 2013, Fact vs fiction, Unemployment rate drops from 9.5 to 7.4 percent, Jan to Nov 2013, Fewer working in Nov than Jan, Labor force participation rate plummets

NC employment November 2013, Fact vs fiction, Unemployment rate drops from 9.5 to 7.4 percent, Jan to Nov 2013, Fewer working in Nov than Jan, Labor force participation rate plummets

“11.4%: What the U.S. unemployment rate would be if labor force participation were back to January 2008 levels.” …James Pethokoukis, American Enterprise Institute, June 2013

“Over the last six months, of the net job creation, 97 percent of that is part-time work,”…Keith Hall, former BLS chief

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

I expect orwellian employment reporting from the Obama controlled US Government. I am less inclined to expect the same from the state of NC.

The unemployment rate fell from 9.5 percent in January to 7.4 percent in November. Yet there were fewer people employed in November than January.

More on this below.

Once again the Greensboro News record has done a fair job of pointing out that much of the decline in the unemployment rate was due to people dropping out of the Labor Force.

From the News Record December 21, 2013.

“North Carolina’s unemployment rate declined sharply in November to its lowest level in more than five years, the state Commerce Department said Friday, but seemingly inconsistent data raise questions about how many new jobs are actually being created.

The jobless rate of 7.4 percent compares to 8 percent in October and 8.9 percent back in July. The state rate is also inching closer to the national rate, which was 7 percent in November.

The department’s Labor and Economic Analysis Division said the number of people employed in North Carolina grew in the past month by just over 20,000 to more than 4.3 million.

But the labor force itself declined by 8,100, attributed in part to the long-term unemployed giving up on looking for work, said Andrew Brod, a senior researcher within the business school at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Over the past 12 months, the labor force has declined by 95,000, while the number of employed has grown by just 6,100, according to division data.

With more detailed industry survey data released showing total nonfarm employment falling by 6,500 positions, Brod said it’s uncertain how much of the drop in the jobless rate is actually due to more hiring.

The unemployment number “looks great, but it’s a continuation of a six-month trend at least in which drops in the unemployment rate are happening mostly because of people leaving the labor force,” Brod said in an interview. “This number looks good, but I take it with a grain of salt.””

Read more:

http://www.news-record.com/news/north_carolina_ap/article_690e003d-6c30-5704-b651-33e0326c7e63.html

Why is the following not being reported?

In January of 2013 there were 4,322,922 people employed.

In November of 2013 there were 4,314,502 people employed.

The labor force participation rate plummeted from 63.4 percent to 61.3 percent in the same period.

http://esesc23.esc.state.nc.us/d4/LausSelection.aspx

This is good news???

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38 responses to “NC employment November 2013, Fact vs fiction, Unemployment rate drops from 9.5 to 7.4 percent, Jan to Nov 2013, Fewer working in Nov than Jan, Labor force participation rate plummets

  1. OFF TOPIC

    LOOK …at the girls names!!!! They have changed!!!!

    http://archives.starbulletin.com/2004/03/21/news/story4.html

  2. Powerful stuff from Lame Cherry. Brilliant in many respects.

    http://lamecherry.blogspot.com/2013/12/the-obama-hell.html

  3. Ginger, thanks for the article from 2004. In reading it I couldn’t help but pick up on some interesting points, which are in italics. The rest are my thoughts:

    College: 1983, bachelor’s degree in political science, Columbia University. 1991, magna cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School. First African-American president of the Harvard Law Review.

    Hmm……magna cum laude from Harvard and yet never wrote an article for the Harvard Law Review? That’s the first time I’ve ever heard he graduated with that honor. One wonders.

    (snip)
    “I could see he was bound for bigger things,” said longtime friend, classmate and football teammate Bobby Titcomb. “He looked at the world more globally than the rest of us. There was something driven about him.

    “More globally” – That’s right on and a good part of the problem.

    (snip)
    “He was always bright and personable; questioning without being arrogant about it. He was a good devil’s advocate.”

    “without being arrogant” – Wow! What happened along the way?

    (snip)
    “I realize how truly lucky I was to have been raised here,” he wrote in his essay “A Life’s Calling to Public Service” in the Fall 1999 Punahou Bulletin. “Hawaii’s spirit of tolerance might not have been perfect, but it was — and is — real. The opportunity that Hawaii offered to experience a variety of cultures in a climate of mutual respect became an integral part of my world view, and a basis for the values I hold most dear.”

    Notice that he says “lucky to have been raised here.” He doesn’t say “born here”. Oh, those were the pre-senate days when the birth issue wasn’t on the radar screen yet – at least, not much.

  4. This is way OT, but I believe that Old Sailor and William, at least, would enjoy this which came to me in an e-mail. I found it immensely interesting, but then I’ve never been in a cockpit:

    NOW THIS IS REALLY WORTH WATCHING

    Airbus A-380 First Landing at SFO…… 800 PLUS PASSENGERS

    The humongous A380 makes its first landing at San Francisco airport. It seems extensively automated. The air traffic controller gives them heading, altitude and speed, and they dial it in. Pretty interesting.

    For best results go “full screen” on your monitor. It will seem like you are in the cockpit.

    http://www.wimp.com/approachlanding/

  5. December 22, 2013

    ytz4mee:

    “Fists & Boots: … Brawls over Air Jordans break out nation wide”

    “H/t to Zerohedge.”

    According to those who track actual statistics, and not those produced by the Orwellian Bureau of Labor and Statistics (aka Bureau of Lies), “real” unemployment remains at about 20%. We are at the tipping point where more people are collecting some type of government “aid” than are working a traditional full-time job with benefits.

    It is against this backdrop that brawls broke out across the nation over the release of retro Air Jordan sneakers – at $185 a pop. If this is the automatic response to denial to a crass commercial product, think about what will happen when the pipeline for automatic payments dries up.”

    http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2013/12/22/fists-boots-brawls-over-air-jordans/
    ———-
    “Fights Break Out Across America Over Latest Air Jordans Release”

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-12-22/fights-break-out-across-america-over-latest-air-jordans-release
    ———-
    “What People Do For Jordans: People Fighting In Finishline For The Last Pair Of Gamma Jordan 11’s!”

    Published on Dec 21, 2013

  6. Obamacare, only local coverage. Out-of-pocket payment, outside the network. Forget that Summer Cottage get-a-way or business trip or vacationing to the seashore. Most plans don’t cover medical expences. http://www.trunews.com

  7. The shoes are ugly

  8. Question? Any one know the % amount of penalty of sailing a home before the two year period is up…more like 14 months owned.The home is worth around $120,000 and after payoff the Capital Gains will be around $35,000? Got to help my grand son. Believe it or not I may already have a buyer.

  9. CabbyAZ…..
    Thanks for the flight deck operations for landing the A380 @SF. It sure doesn’t look like the TAIL DRAGGERS in which I learned to fly. Whole lot bigger too.

  10. ……maybe the Frenchies are finally building something useful. Prior Airbus designs have had their share of problems. I began my flight training as a 8th grader, and it continued until I began dating. Flight training then was expensive,and is even moreso today…..particularly “dual instruction” which is where most people begin. A few who are better equipped financially could log flight simulator time…….but again, it was expensive,and didn’t really give a student the actual feel of the aircraft. Flight simulators are more useful in teaching the student about his instruments.

  11. CabbyAZ……
    In watching the video,I noticed that something was missing from the flight deck of the A380….good God it is the YOKE. I now am wondering what you do when the computer flight automation goes sour, or you lose elictrical power. In all probability the flight manual answers that with one word……..PRAY!

  12. I hear the government of Kenya is going to come out soon and say Obama was born in Hawaii. Such BS. Watch all the news networks cover it. Sheriff Joe needs to make a real move, or someone will make him look like a fool.

  13. Mark Shields, the liberal weenie and Obama lap dog, reported on it yesterday.

  14. Wow, just saw something fall out of the sky…it was much bigger than a falling star. Looks like it might have hit the ground but I didnt hear anything. As the crow flies maybe 1.5 miles from me. Wondering if it was a meteorite. I looked up meteor showers and there are some minor ones tonight from the comet “tuttle”.
    Several years ago, we had several UFO sightings in our area (in fact, I actually saw it) and have seen several oddities in our night skies recently, but this was much different. Just a huge bright light falling.

  15. Old Sailor,
    Thanks for your comments about the airbus 380. I knew you would relate much more to it than I ever could.

    Honor,
    That must have been quite a sight! I wonder if anyone else in your area happen to see it? I definitely believe in UFOs but have never seen one myself. About fifty years ago a very reliable fellow worker spotted one close to or on the ground in the woods near the lonely country road that she traveled to work. It had the appearance of a cigar shaped object (saucer viewed from the side) It frightened her as she was alone in her car about 5 AM, and it was yet very dark. She was not one to imagine or make things up.

  16. Tina | December 22, 2013 at 8:28 pm |
    I hear the government of Kenya is going to come out soon and say Obama was born in Hawaii. Such BS.
    **********************
    Tina, all I can say is that “they” must be feeling the heat! I just read somewhere in an e-mail that Watergate didn’t come to a head right away. Maybe we are seeing some movement that will eventually count. When the light gets sufficiently turned on, the roaches run and try to hide. The difference between this and Watergate is that the latter was all over the news at the time.

  17. cabbyaz | December 22, 2013 at 9:18 pm |
    We are going to drive around the area where I think it might have hit. I would imagine there would be some sort of crater. I know meteorites can be very valuable so this could be a wild treasure hunt, lol. The UFO we saw several years ago consisted of 4 huge bright lights in a row just hovering, no movement, no sound and then they just disappeared. We then saw like squirrely bright tails off to the southwest. From the reports, they awere F16’s that were deployed as this UFO was headed towards Crawford

  18. The ranch of George Bush.

  19. Cabbyaz, I agree, they are feeling the heat so they probably got a cousin to come out and say something in Kenya. But the liberal lap dogs will play the story over and over. The conspiracy runs deep.

  20. A very sad but beautiful video of a mother’s love for her family
    Brenda Schmitz’s Christmas Wish .

  21. Tina, OF COURSE Kenya will say Obummer was born in Hawaii, they don’t want to take the blame of producing him. 🙂 hee hee

  22. HonorFirst | December 22, 2013 at 9:05 pm |

    Wow, just saw something fall out of the sky…it was much bigger than a falling star. Looks like it might have hit the ground but I didnt hear anything. As the crow flies maybe 1.5 miles from me. Wondering if it was a meteorite. I looked up meteor showers and there are some minor ones tonight from the comet “tuttle”.
    Several years ago, we had several UFO sightings in our area (in fact, I actually saw it) and have seen several oddities in our night skies recently, but this was much different. Just a huge bright light falling.
    ********************************
    Maybe that was the usurpers polling numbers.

  23. “As 2013 draws to a close, skywatchers will have one more chance to see some spectacular shooting stars — and it’s all thanks to this weekend’s Ursid meteor shower. What a holiday treat!

    The Ursid meteor shower falls each year near the winter solstice — the shortest day of the year for those in the Northern Hemisphere. This year’s winter solstice occurs on Saturday, Dec. 21.

    This last meteor shower of 2013 should be visible for observers in the Northern Hemisphere. It’s expected to peak Saturday night.

    While the Ursids may be visible Friday night through early next week, viewers will have the best chance of seeing the meteor shower after the moon sets in the early morning on Dec. 22, when the sky is still dark, EarthSky reported. The U.S. Naval Observatory lists moonset times for locations around the world.”

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/20/ursid-meteor-shower-2013-peak-december-22_n_4480541.html?utm_hp_ref=uk&ir=UK

  24. This is more to add to the list! Where is the Republicans who knew also?

    http://www.fireandreamitchell.com/2013/11/16/names-27-democrat-senators-lied-obamacare/

  25. Strange dust blankets Texas. Space dust from Comet Ison? http://www.trunews.com/mystery-dust-blankets-southeast-texas

  26. Actually there are a whole lot more than these:

    2013 Year Of Inspiring Democratic Quotes

  27. Observer……….
    All I can say for Biden is he must have a really tiny tongue, because it seems as though everytime he says something, it seems that it must be getting wrapped around his EYE tooth, and he can’t see what he is saying. har har

  28. Ha ha! On FoxNews, Megan Kelly Report (she has a guest host tonight), there was a story of Obama trying to go on the healthcare.gov to get health insurance, but the system COULD NOT VERIFY HIS IDENTITY! So he got his staff to do it somehow. The reporter said “interestingly enough” the identity could not be verified.

    Great stuff.

  29. James,

    Thanks for the video. Yep, that was the report.

  30. Gianni…………Re 11:10 PM
    Yeah I was watching also. I sort of said “I wonder what was their first clue”. Hell we have known about his IDENTITY problem since 2008. Sounds like a bunch of real DUMMIES……..perhaps they are all LIBERAL snotnosed overeducated wordsmiths. har har

  31. Gianni re 9:08 PM
    If he was born in the US, there would be a record of his birth in the PUBLIC INFORMATION databases. There is no record of either Barry Soetoro,or Barrack H.Obama. In all probability there is no record of a SS number either. It would seem that any intelligent person would have asked the IRS or NSA.

  32. Gianni | December 23, 2013 at 9:08 pm |
    The reporter said “interestingly enough” the identity could not be verified.

    Great stuff.
    *********************
    Great indeed!! We already know that he could not pass e-verify. Maybe, just maybe, this is another link in the chain of discovery.

  33. I wonder which of his Social Security numbers they tried.
    You would think the true believers on his staff would certainly
    wonder at this point if The One is really FOR REAL.
    Where is The Deep Throat when we need him.

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