and NC Governor Pat McCrory fail to present true employment in North Carolina, January unemployment rate 9.5 percent, Fewer employed in November, Labor force participation rate plummeted and NC Governor Pat McCrory fail to present true employment in North Carolina, January unemployment rate 9.5 percent, Fewer employed in November, Labor force participation rate plummeted

“You can’t fix a problem unless you acknowledge and understand it.”…Citizen Wells

“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

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



The unemployment rate in North Carolina in January was 9.5 percent.

There were more people employed in NC in January than November.

From January 8, 2014.

“What happens when jobless benefits are cut? North Carolina may offer clues”
“Last summer, North Carolina slashed the amount of cash it gave to people after they lost their jobs and the state also reduced the number of weeks they could receive benefits. Within several months, the unemployment rate fell a few ticks and by November it fell to a five-year low.”

“As a result, some 70,000 North Carolinians lost out on extra federal benefits at the end of last June.

So what happened? North Carolina’s jobless rate rose a notch to 8.9% in July and then began a steady descent: 8.7% in August, 8.3% in September, 8.0% in October and a preliminary 7.4% in November, according to U.S. Labor Department figures.

That’s the lowest rate since late 2008, though monthly numbers are prone to sharp revisions.

Government data also shows that more than 22,000 North Carolinians found work since the cutoff and the number of unemployed sank by nearly 73,000 to 344,000.

What the data doesn’t tell us, however, is what happened to all the people no longer classified as unemployed. While some found a job, others may have retired, ended up on welfare, moved in with family members, sought disability payments or fled to a nearby state with better benefits. We just don’t know.”

Read more:

From the Greensboro News Record January 7, 2014.

““We had the highest tax rates in the Southeast,” McCrory said. “… We think this tax reform, which lowered your corporate tax rates and lowered your income tax rate, will help existing businesses grow and help in the recruitment of new businesses and we’re already seeing a very positive impact.””
“McCrory cited the 2 percentage point drop in the state’s unemployment rate since he took office last January as evidence of the success of his administration’s agenda.”

Read more:

From Citizen Wells December 22, 2013.

“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.”

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.



47 responses to “ and NC Governor Pat McCrory fail to present true employment in North Carolina, January unemployment rate 9.5 percent, Fewer employed in November, Labor force participation rate plummeted

  1. citizenwells

    “”Volatile” Jobless Claims Drop To Lowest Since November But 104k Drop Off Emergency Rolls”

  2. “an informed public”. Barrack Obama, “A Marxist Communist”. A informative presentation on the communistic influences and administration of B. Obama. Communism 101, a must see !!!!

  3. As more and more people become unemployed another school of thought comes to the surface. Now we are seeing a potential for mass confiscation of realestate, and personal property to pay the Government back for the LOAN which all of the foodstamp recipiants received while on foodstamps. In reality the government has GIVEN you NOTHING. The total value of the foodstamps you receive each month is computed in a running total which when you are at the maximum amount which you can receive there will be a lien placed against EVERYTHING YOU OWN,real estate ,then vehicles,then even clothing,furniture. Anybody who thinks that foodstamps are absolutely FREE is not reading the fine print. In reality you have a chattel mortgage placed against you and everything you own becomes colatteral..If you receive MEDICAID I strongly advise you to first READ THE AGREEMENT fully before you sign it……you coulld end up losing EVERYTHING YOU OWN,,,,even the clothes on your back.

  4. The BASTARD IN THE WACKY HOUSE will stop at nothing in his determination to ruin the country. Oh yeah, all the LUNATIC LEFT thought it would be so great to have a BLACK POTUS,who will GIVE them everything,and they will be in Utopia. Since you people think UP is DOWN you are soon going to face ….REALITY! Well all you lefties here is a little something for you to think about …that is if you have the ability to use your brain….when the freebies STOP you will no longer have the money to buy your DRUGS,and PORN movies. WATCHA GONNA DO THEN! BAD BOY BAD BOY, WATCHA GONNA DO WHEN THEY COME FOR YOU!

  5. Why John Roberts (Likely) Is Protecting Obamacare…
    January 9, 2014 by Dr. Kevin “Coach” Collins

    On Monday, without comment (because he could not make a coherent one), Chief Justice John Roberts denied a request by the Association of American Physicians & Surgeons and the Alliance for Natural Health USA for a stay in the implementation of Obamacare. The groups had made their application last Friday, arguing that since the bill had been declared a tax by the Supreme Court (with Justice Roberts himself the deciding vote), and it had originated in the Senate (the Constitution says revenue bills may not originate), the law was therefore unconstitutional; and implementation of Obamacare should at least be stayed pending further examination.

    While there are other minor issues attached to the application that were also not addressed, the truth of the matter is clear: John Roberts will never do anything to derail Obamacare, no matter what arguments against it are brought before him.

    There is very good reason to believe that regardless of the media’s skillful smothering of the story, John Roberts is being blackmailed to make certain Obamacare never falls in a Supreme Court case. The basis of this charge surrounds the fact that a series of strange (and probably felonious) acts are attached to the adoption of his two children.

    In 2005, when they thought they were doing the Democrats’ bidding, the New York Times dug into apparently easily accessible records and found that the children Roberts and his wife adopted in “South America” started life as Irish citizens. This is a red flag. The laws of Ireland regarding adoptions are very clear: adoptions by non-citizens are prohibited, as are private adoptions.

    Apparently, when the Democrats realized they could control a Supreme Court Justice’s vote through blackmail over his having committed a number of international crimes, the Times pulled back and dropped its investigation. The Democrat paper of record pulled back because it didn’t want to “ break the seal of an adoption case” – as if violating laws ever means anything to Democrats in their quest for power. Keep in mind Barack Obama’s violation of his opponents’ “sealed” divorce records propelled him to a US Senate seat.

    What does the Roberts problem mean for the average American who looks to Washington for relief from Democrat oppression? It means we won’t be getting any relief from the Roberts Court, period.


  6. This is a MUST video in understanding the JFK murder in Texas in 1963…it was the first “coup de ta” in America that was conducted by a sitting VP…LBJ….Roger Stone was uniquely qualified to write his book, “The Case Against LJB”….I have read the book and it is brilliant, FACTUAL and will stand in a court of law….take a 48 minute break and listen to the author, Roger Stone…then read the book….you will understand why things are so screwed up today.

  7. After reading the story about the blackmaling of John Roberts, it got me thinking about SCOTUS. Our Supreme Court is corrupted, and justice will never be assured at anytime in the future.

    The court has as it’s members, two women, who were nominated by a criminal usurper, who is not even eligible to be a candidate on a ballot for the election for president of the USA.

    Combine, John Roberts, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagen, and we have a SCOTUS, lead by the felon Roberts, that can be manipulated by the usurper, all based on blackmail, and NSA spying.

    The truth is, SCOTUS is corrupted, and it is being manipulated by a RICO influenced crime.The entire government is illegal, operating without a legally elected president, and becoming more tyrannical by the day.

    This lawlessness needs to dealt with if this country is to survive, the executive branch of our government is not only corrupt, it has also corrupted the Supreme Court of the United States of America, and our entire government is not operating under the Constitution anymore.

    It’s time to make these “Representatives” accountable for their oath breaking. Send enough of them home, at the next election, and maybe the people teach them an important lesson and take back control of their own government.

  8. Interested Bystander

    Hey All,

    Let me just comment that I am disgusted that the media is making such a big deal about people being delayed (although for a long period of time), and you hear crickets about asking Obama questions about Fast and Furious, IRS, NSA, Benghazi, Iraq, Iran, and the list goes on and on.

    Christie (although I will NEVER vote for Christie, he’s NO “conservative”) stood up there for almost two hours without a teleprompter and gave heart felt answers.

    I like Christie as a person, he tells it like he sees it, but as a politician he sucks in my opinion, and watching him walk down the road with Obama just sunk him in my view.

    I predict by the time this is over, the media claims Christie put out the barrels or whatever was used to sut down those traffic lanes.

    But NO ONE in the media has the balls to ask Obama why he doesn’t order Holder to release the Fast and Furious documents, or ask him why he allowed guns to be run through Benghazi, or why, under his watch, were IRS agents targeting Tea Party groups for audit, or why the NSA has to intercept every phone call in the United States, or why Iraq has deteriorated under his Administration to be WORSE than it was under Sadam, heck they won’t even ask him why Chicago’s murder number of 506 folks leads the nation.

    Our media is in cohoots with this administration.

    I might add that the Republicans aren’t doing ANYTHING to inform the public.

  9. Right on Bob..!!!.

    good post, but may I also suggest that both houses of the Congress ( both Republicans and Democrats ) are just as guilty as the other two branches of our failed government…..after all, Congress has had more than enough time to put the other two branches on notice for their criminality…..but they can’t because they are just as corrupt as SCOTUS and OBAMA…..

    America is truly going to hell in a handbasket…it will be interesting to see who they try to blame for this mess when the smoke clears….it will be like three monkeys pointing their fingers at each other….”see no evil, hear no evil and speak no evil”…….

  10. Why did my comment go into moderation CW?

  11. Interested Bystander

    Hey All,

    IF Roberts did something wrong, while adopting his children, he should be a MAN and admit to his wrongs, and resign if need be.

    Honestly, I’m sure he’s “taken care of” financially, so what’s the big deal to resign?

    Not sure how someone can adopt someone “illegally”, IF the parents of the child signs papers allowing such adoption.

    But then again, I’m not in the adoption business.

  12. Interested Bystander

    Hey All,

    I thought “something big” was coming from the cold case posse and Mr Zullo.

    Oh wait that was six months ago.

    I know, I know, this investigation is moving at “warp speed”, but still not as fast as the public wants.

    IF Zullo has something other than the same old rehtoric about how the stamp on the birth certicate can be moved around (which proves it is a fake, which I agree with by the way), he has NOTHING.

    Time is up on the cold case posse, just like Larry Sinclair’s time was up after he said he had some great “revelation” about Obama on a visit to DC, asked his supporters for donations to stay a couple extra days, and then had NOTHING to say except that he had to go back to DC and hold a press conference, where he also had NOTHING new to say, or his book where he repeated the same old rhetoric without credit card statements, telephone records, plane tickets, hotel receipts, or even ONE picture of his trip to the Windy City to see his “god child” graduate from basic.

    And I can imagine how much money Zullo is making flying around the Country telling people just how corrupt this case is.

    Time to put the evidence out, or shut the heck up about something “big” happening.

    My view is that Zullo is no better than Sinclair.

    Where is Larry these days? Still doing his “news” thing?

  13. Interested Bystander

    Hey All,

    Just my opinion, but I think this JFK “conspiracy” thing has run it’s course.

    ALL of the evidence is out there, eyewitness accounts, scientific evidence and every theory under the sun.

    At this point what does it matter?

    Oh wait, that line was used before…………………

  14. Thomas Jefferson (1819): “The Constitution … is a mere thing of wax in the hands of the judiciary which they may twist and shape into any form they please.”

  15. Interested Bystander

    Hey All,

    I’m sure this arctic blast of global warming will be the excuse that the economy contracted in January (that’s MY prediction).

    This Administration will take credit or only “good” news.

  16. Interested Bystander

    bob strauss posted this quote:

    “Thomas Jefferson (1819): “The Constitution … is a mere thing of wax in the hands of the judiciary which they may twist and shape into any form they please.”

    And they do.

    Sad as it is, they do.

  17. Interested Bystander

    Hey All,

    As much as I like Ted Cruz, no matter how many citizenships he renounces, he will NEVER……………EVER be eligible to run for President.

    If the Republican Party can’t produce someone who IS a Natural Born Citizen who believes like Ted Cruz, then the Party is sad.

    I will never vote for Cruz for President (or Vice President for that matter), I like him and I like what he has brought out during his tenure, but that is NO reason to vote for an INeligible candidate, and I just can’t and won’t do it.

  18. Interested Bystander

    Hey All,

    Off topic, but important in my view, how is Cabby’s restoration project going?

    Has it been completed?

    Was the workmanship what she expected and was the outcome what she wanted?

    Just asking.

  19. With the publication of his book, Gates has unleashed a torrent of truth, something rarely seen in the Capital City. Here are some of his juicier talking points:

    The Last Honest Man Leaves D.C.

  20. Interested Bystander

    Let me get on my soap box for this comment,

    I believe we get the Goverment we deserve.

    In my view the Republicans haven’t put out a good candidate since Reagan.

    Every candidate since Reagan has campaigned on a platform that they will do what the Democrats want, only at a slower pace. Reagan and Carter had TOTALLY different platforms from what I remember.

    EVERY candidate who has actually seen opposite of the Democrats has been vilified by the media, embarrassed in to quitting the race, or made out to be your “crazy” Uncle.

    I would love for ONCE to be given a candidate who actually believes opposite of the Democrats.

    And let me comment this about the Democrats and the black community.

    Democrats are the Party that fought AGAINST the repeal of slavery, the repeal of Jim Crow laws, started the KKK, fought against civil rights, and believes that the black community needs to be “held down”.

    So they USE the Departments of the Government to continue to hold them down.

    A dependent citizen is a SLAVE.

    There are white slaves also.

    But of those on Government assistance by percentage, blacks continue to be the highest percentage group.

    The Democrats have the black community right where they want them.


  21. They are going after Christie so they don’t have to talk about Gates. I hate Christe,but at least he’s showed leadership and fired someone. That is better than Ozero who goes to Vegas, blames videos, says he saw it on the news, uses the race card, takes selfies, or hangs out with Beyoncé in times of scandals.

  22. I get mad when the a$$holes in the news media say Christie is our frontrunner choice to be on the ballot for president. Who’s choice? not mine!

    I just hate it when the opposition chooses our candidate, to run against their candidate.

  23. Interested Bystander

    Bob Strauss,

    Thanks for the Gates article, but a comment from Byrd expresses my feelings about Gates:

    “You have to be kidding, right? He was complicit! Turning whistleblower after he’s out of office and it is financially beneficial for him is not something that we should herald. His conscious would seem to rely on selfish expedience only.”

    Going along to get along just doesn’t cut it in my view.

    These people are flat out PLAYING each and every one of us.

    To “tell all” after the fact, just doesn’t cut it in my view.

    Young soldiers DIED while the surge was being politicized.

    Wasn’t there a request by the military for more troops for Afghanistan while Obama was in office? Didn’t Obama take like six months to make a decision?

    He sure did:

  24. Interested Bystander

    So Gates KNEW they were politicizing the war, and kept it to himself.

    “Hero” is NOT the word that comes to mind.

    Why is so easy to tell the truth after the damage is done instead of BEFORE it’s done?

    Snowden is vilified for informing us what our Government is doing to us, and Gates is “propped up” for telling the truth after the fact.

    So our Government isn’t doing what is best for us, which is how a REPUBLIC is set up, it’s doing what is “politically advantagious” to them.

    UP is DOWN.

    I can think of a good way to use those bullets Homeland Security is purchasing. (not suggesting anything illegal of course)

  25. As of 2010 the blacks made up only 13% of the population, but 39% of those on welfare.

    The Democrat’s plan is working.

    And the blacks go right along with them.

  26. Tina,

    Although better late than never, if Gates was a man of character and integrity, like our leaders are SUPPOSED to be, he would have walked right up to those microphones that were available after any of these meetings, and told the world what was going on.

    But I believe he saw dollar signs.

    He’s 4 years too late in my opinion.

  27. Ok,

    I’ve done enough for today.

  28. I’ve just reread Pete’s post from the prior thread. Here it is:

    pete | January 9, 2014 at 7:23 am |
    >>Bob Strauss Observer | January 8, 2014 at 10:00 pm |
    Holder Picks Devout Obama Supporter To Lead Criminal Probe of IRS Tea Party Targeting…
    This is the usurper spitting in our eye.<<

    Total Criminal Government, Chicago style. When you sleep at night just remember that the individuals whom will remove power from these people will be twice as dirty, corrupt, and unconstitutional. When Obama leaves office, we won't be left with just a destroyed economy and world wide enemies. We will be left without a working Constitutional government, no matter how it ends he has left precedence of corruption and it's tolerance by Congress.

    Pete, I first read your above post this morning but didn't get a chance to comment on it, although your statements have been resonating in my mind off and on all day. I believe that your prediction about the future of our country when (and IF) Obama leaves office is very true. He and his cohorts have so permeated every fiber of government that one could compare it to a cancer that has metastasized and humanly speaking would be inoperable. We are seeing the true nature of evil and its consequences.

  29. Air Force Brat

    I’m not so sure any particular group of people is “dependent”. I do, however, think that, for the most part, the group usually described as “dependent” is in fact, simply LAZY. To paraphrase St. Paul in modern terminology, “If they’re perfectly able-bodied but refuse to work, let ’em starve”.

    Re the media, the country needs to stop complaining about them and go AROUND them. Use alternative means to disseminate information. Make them irrelevant; and like an old scab, they will eventually drop off.

  30. IB (6:51 pm)
    “Snowden is vilified for informing us what our Government is doing to us, and Gates is “propped up” for telling the truth after the fact.”
    Wow! IB, that is a mouthful with which I wholeheartedly agree.
    BTW, thanks for inquiring about my restoration project. It is not finished yet, but that is not the fault of the carpenter. I’ve had to take some “breathers” because at my age and still working, I could not have the workers come every day. Part of the home IS back to normal and I was able to entertain a little at Christmas, for which I’m grateful.

  31. I agree, IB, it would have been nice for Gates to speak up before now.

    And I agree, Bob, Christie is not my candidate.

    Seems interesting that Christie’s aide shut traffic and it is a raging scandal, but Obama using the IRS to bully the Tea Party, to use a video to explain Benghazi, to arrest journalists, to use Fast and Furious to control guns and get officers killed, and to spy on are friends, those are non-issues according to the lame stream media.

  32. Cabbyaz

    Pete, I first read your above post this morning but didn’t get a chance to comment on it, although your statements have been resonating in my mind off and on all day. I believe that your prediction about the future of our country when (and IF) Obama leaves office is very true. He and his cohorts have so permeated every fiber of government that one could compare it to a cancer that has metastasized and humanly speaking would be inoperable. We are seeing the true nature of evil and its consequences.


    Somethings just don’t fit into place. Few, and I mean few, people ever look into the mirror and believe they are evil. I have done wrong in my life, things I’m not proud of, and yet I never consider myself evil and always try to do the right thing. Many others, some by cowardice or by malice alone, do deeds that are ‘evil’, but few people really hit home as all bad or complete malice forethought. Yet, I almost have no explanation for what I see around except evil and corruption. Even with evil and corruption, there appears to be no linear judgement. So…I’m not talking about pure evil, or even accidental evil, it’s more like a stage show for a background agenda that must be met at all costs. Totally corrupt government appears to be the tool for said agenda progression, but not the impetus.

    That’s what is running around in my mind. What is the background agenda, and who exactly benefits from it? I can’t find a consistent pattern that would result in success, over the long term, for anyone. It’s like their is a agenda, and even when the pieces don’t fit, both Republicans and Democrats force them to fit. Whatever the agenda, it transsends political differences, everyone in Washington is on the same page. Money, power, destruction of the Constitution…..none alone fits said pattern. Weakening of the United States and forcing it from superpower status, for whatever reason, appears to be the plan. It’s like an outside entity is trying to place balance in the world, to restore a equality not seen since before World War II, yet watch and control every citizen.

    First I thought is was Alinski, then it was a Breznewski tactic, perhaps money was flowing for Congresspeople. Yet, none of it explains all of the insanity that I’m seeing. Both political parties are using every means, with the help of the media, to drive to undisclosed goals.

    We live in strange times, and thinking about it gives me a headache, and my heart is already breaking for those who just yearn for liberty and freedom.


  33. Today is the 101th birthday of Richard Nixon. While I was not a fan, I am grateful he helped save Israel during the Yom Kippur war. His misdeeds in Watergate seem like child’s play in comparison to this administration.

  34. If Gates had come forward before the 2012 elections, the accusations against Obozo would have been written off as being political and no one would have taken them seriously. It really stinks that we didn’t know before, but at least people are taking notice of the accusations.

    I read that Mike Zullo reported this morning that they are aiming for a March release of the info they have. They are making sure that their evidence is rock solid. It seems to be taking a long time, but I personally would rather them do it right, they won’t get a second chance

  35. Julie T,

    Did he say what YEAR? Is it 2014, 2015 or Obama’s last year in office 2016?

    Just wondering, because he said that things were about to blow last June.

    No matter how “right” they conduct the investigation, their finds will NOT be reported in the media.

  36. I.B.,

    It was March of this Year. But that could just be a smoke screen for the Obots and Admin. It may be shortly before and after.

  37. Interested Bystander, just curious, have you put in the same hours Mike Zullo has? I know I haven’t…. He has put blood, sweat and tears into this and so I think it is wrong for people to judge him on his time table. He has reported that he came across things he wasn’t planning on, things that make this a bigger case against those in Washington. Also, how will it actually “go down”? We don’t know, it will be scary for the country if they are able to get someone to arrest Obama and his thugs and then we have no one in charge. Do they have info that will include arresting Biden, Boehner, etc.? There is a domino effect that we can’t predict that has to be planned out ahead of time. I trust people that are in that field to do things right. Like I said earlier, they only get 1 shot at this.

    I’m sorry, it is just frustrating to hear people rip on Mike Zullo when he is working so hard and sacrificing his safety, his time and has been doing all of this just on donation money for all this time.

  38. JulieT,

    I have known I.B. for quite many years and he is a true patriot. But like many of us, frustration and congressional complacency gets the best of us all. We simply want this nightmare to end.

    I agree with you pertaining to Zullo and Apario. Let’s hope its as big as they say. I trust it is.

  39. IB……

    Sorry I didn’t respond to your comments at 5;46pm where you said,
    Just my opinion, but I think this JFK “conspiracy” thing has run it’s course.

    ALL of the evidence is out there, eyewitness accounts, scientific evidence and every theory under the sun.

    At this point what does it matter?
    I make no apologizes for disagreeing with your above comments.

    For some, it probably doesn’t matter, but for the survival of the nation, it should greatly matter that:

    1) Murder was committed at the highest levels of our government and by our government right in front of millions of American’s eyes…and the REAL murders got away with it because they were in positions of power.

    2) It matters to the 58,678 Americans soldiers who were killed after Johnson bowed to the Military-Industrial Complex wishes when it was a know fact that Kennedy was getting America out of Vietnam… matters to me that many of my friends and fellow soldiers names are on that cold black slab of marble in Washington when it was completely unnecessary. It matters to the families of those soldiers who lost their lives in a “war for money” that they will never have them in their lives and only have faded picture to remember them by…

    3) It matters to our nation that a new evil form of government was introduced to the American people which has continued from that time to the present…it matters that we have lost our Republic and no one really seems to give a damn anymore.

    4) It should matter to you that the Usurper we currently have in office running this country is a by-product that took lessons from Johnson and every president since on how massive corruption could be pulled over the eyes of the average American ….and make them think it’s cotton candy.

    5) It matters to me personally because when Kennedy was killed, I was stationed 135 miles south at Fort Hood and the American army nearly went into a DefCon 4 “nuclear war posture” over falsehoods and finger pointing at the Cubans and Russians about Kennedy’s death.. If cooler heads had not prevailed against the “hotheads running the show” … America and the entire world would be a “nuclear wasteland” today…inhabited only by the insects. That should be of concern to every living human on planet earth.

    6) So IB, it may not matter to you anymore…but it sure does matter to me, and the phrase, “what difference does it make” if fully explained by the horrible REAL history which Lyndon Baines Johnson left as his legacy

    Now we have another Democrat, Hillary Clinton who embraces the phrase “at this point, what difference does it make” after four Americans were abandon and killed right in front of the eyes of official including her, in our government…..and again, our government showed that they really don’t give a tinker’s damn about anything other than their own evil agenda. .

    So IB, it still matters to me and I hope this has explained why.

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