NC unemployment rate up to 6.5 percent and labor force drops .3, Labor force participation rate plummets 4.1 percent since Jan 2009, How are dropouts paying bills?

NC unemployment rate up to 6.5 percent and labor force drops .3, Labor force participation rate plummets 4.1 percent since Jan 2009, How are dropouts paying bills?

“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


“Nearly half of U.S. companies are reluctant to hire full-time employees because of the ACA. One in five firms indicates they are likely to hire fewer employees, and another one in 10 may lay off current employees in response to the law.

Other firms will shift toward part-time workers. More than 40 percent of CFOs say their companies will consider switching some jobs to less than 30 hours per week or targeting part-time workers for future employment.”…Duke University Fuqua School of Business December 11, 2013


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



I rarely watch News 2 News out of Greensboro, NC. Yesterday, at a family member’s house I heard Julie Luck of News 2 describe the recent news about the NC unemployment rate for July. I was reminded of the Valley Girl speak of years ago.

The News Record did a little better.

“North Carolina’s unemployment rate inched higher for July as the state’s labor force declined by nearly 15,000 over the course of a month, state officials said Monday.

The jobless rate increased by 0.1 percentage points to 6.5 percent in July after being flat for two months, according to a report by the Commerce Department. North Carolina’s unemployment rate was higher than the national rate of 6.2 percent.”
“”The number of employed decreased almost 20,000, when it’s seasonally adjusted, which is quite a bit,” said Kurt, an associate professor of economics at Elon University.

Still, Kurt noted the numbers look better than they did a year ago when the unemployment rate was 1.6 percentage points higher. Total private sector jobs have grown by about 94,000 since July 2013.

“When you compare it year to year, it’s not a bad report,” he said. “Overall, the last year has been good for North Carolina.””

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From above:

“Overall, the last year has been good for North Carolina.”


The labor force participation dropped 1 percent in the past year.

It dropped .3 percent the past month.

The labor force participation rate in NC plummeted 4.1 percent since January 2009.


23 responses to “NC unemployment rate up to 6.5 percent and labor force drops .3, Labor force participation rate plummets 4.1 percent since Jan 2009, How are dropouts paying bills?

  1. citizenwells

    Good morning.

  2. This is the way the BL:ACK community looks at the Fergerson shooting…

  3. This is the way the BL:ACK community looks at the Fergerson shooting…
    Sorry I forgot to put the link up…

    Now tell me again who the racist are….I’m really interested to know.


    Well without getting into the full case of the Ferguson shootings, it is clear from the autopsy he was shot in the front, not `in the back while having his arms up`

    Cctv footage also shows him involved in agressive robbery before hand, meaning he is ANYTHING BUT a `innocent victim in the wrong place at the wrong time`.

    I am not following the brown case because it is of no interest to me in the UK, plus i have ZERO sympathy for what is clearly a gang member/ trouble maker type person.

    These people are thugs, plain and simple, and its okay for them to carry out burgularys/ theft/ muggings or even killings, but when it comes to one of them being killed by the cops, suddenly there is out rage across the ghetto/ thug world, and that somehow gives them the right to create anarchy and looting.

    Same happend in the UK in 2011, this is why i just do not in the slightest feel sorry for gangs/ ghetto people etc, whenever i hear about one of them being killed by police, i couldnt give a damn how or why, i just think` great one less gangster on the street`.

    The police are no angels, nor am i saying every gangster deservers to die, but to play the `woe is betide us` card, is just ridiculous. i do not feel sorry for these people in the slightest, these are the same kind of people that rob stores/ steal cars/ harrass people walking by/ mug people for their phones etc, and the more of them gone, the better.

    Once again, the police are no angels, but they do NOT randomly open fire on people (maybe dogs yes, but not people),
    If this thug would have listened to them, and not been ignorant and try to get away to look tough, and then brag to his friends on the streets how tough he was, he would not have been shot, Period.
    I must say , I agree with her entire line of thought….

    I ask, who are the real racist…the white police officers who are trying to maintain law and order…or the black thugs who feel they have a right to rob, steal, and perhaps even murder?

  5. RMINNC……..
    Holy Cow,even an Englander got it right! (one of my own).

  6. RMINNC…….
    I worry about Jonah’s safety,I read that there has been a few incidents as far away as St,Charles (20 miles)from Ferguson. Ihope she stays safe.

  7. CW…….
    In response to the query “how are they paying their bills? I would have to answer that with “any way they can”, but much of the time they are NOT PAYING THEIR BILLS. They are taking BANKRUPTCY instead. Clobbers the hell out of your credit though. Many young people have returned to the nest. They are caught between a rock and a hard place,and fresh out of options. Thank you SOETORO!(BUNGLEWORST).

  8. Ferguson Looter: “I’m Proud Of Us, We Deserve This” Because There Is “Injustice In Our Community”…

    Picture: “Everything that’s wrong with the black community in a nutshell.”

  9. Scroll down….. see Barry and the female walking together? That is not moose! Sure looks like her in so many ways!

  10. Air Force Brat

    RMinNC @8:23 a.m. — Very true. In addition, many people in America have bought into the “all cops are bad, all blacks are good” propaganda being spewed daily in the MSM. Sure, there are bad cops. Some should never have been allowed on the force in the first place. But there are also bad bankers; bad doctors; bad insurance salesmen; bad McDonald’s workers; bad grocery-store cashiers; etc.

  11. BREAKING REPORT: Officer Darren Wilson Suffered “Orbital Blowout Fracture to Eye Socket” During Mike Brown Attack

    The Gateway Pundit can now confirm from two local St. Louis sources that police Officer Darren Wilson suffered facial fractures during his confrontation with deceased 18 year-old Michael Brown. Officer Wilson clearly feared for his life during the incident that led to the shooting death of Brown. This was after Michael Brown and his accomplice Dorian Johnson robbed a local Ferguson convenience store.

    A blowout fracture is a fracture of one or more of the bones surrounding the eye and is commonly referred to as an orbital floor fracture. (AAPOS)

    This comes after St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter tweeted out last night that a dozen local witnesses confirmed Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson’s version of the Brown shooting story.

  12. Also, if my memory is correct, Brown and his accomplice were walking down the middle of the street when first confronted by Officer Wilson, who told them to get back on the sidewalk. They defied him. That was before all of the main course of events.

    There is something about these punks that want to show everyone “who’s boss”, and walking down the middle of a street meant for autos is an act of defiance by them. They have lost all respect for authority, whether policemen, teachers, parents, storekeepers, or whomever crosses their paths.

  13. If that officer had been injured by the assailant in nthe prior scuffle the officer was WITHIN HIS RIGHTS TO SHOOT TO KILL,because the assailant gave all appearances that he was going to do it again. It also accounts for the poor aim of the officer. His depth perception was affected, by the eye injury. Ordinarily an officer at 35′ would have killed him the first shot. This is all extremely important. He will NOT be convicted,and rightfully SHOULD NOT BE. He will be ACQUITTED. But watch out because the slimey little creeps who the punk ran with will probably attempt to kill the officer. When they try they should receive their just dispatch WHERE THEY STAND.

  14. Old Sailor,
    I pray that you are right about the officer being acquitted. But this will go on for months and months if it follows precedent. Good observation about the eye injury affecting his depth perception. Even just the pain alone would cause him not to be able to shoot as accurately. Or do you think that possibly the other shots in the arms, etc., were meant to be warnings and not fatal? Then when Brown kept advancing, the officer had to give the shots to the head?

  15. totally off topic.. is it just me or do those members of the brutal ISIS terrorist group look like a bunch of teenagers??? It seems like most of the video I have seen (when their faces aren’t covered) that no one looks older than 20 years old. Perhaps those leading are much older, but for the most part (when shown in numbers) the majority are mere children. Probably despondent, unemployed, unguided youth just looking for a “cause”…

    Similar to what we are witnessing in this country with the unemployed, disenchanted, self-serving youth. And we can blame Ovomit for all of this.. East and West, North and South.

    In any event, IS IS needs to become WAS WAS quickly and completely!

  16. Caution, have your barf bags ready.

    CW, people like this is the reason jobs are being lost, nobody has trust in the government with lunatics like this in office.

    Enjoy this ‘greatest hits’ compilation of Nancy Pelosi’s most incoherent ramblings
    So much crazy packed into three minutes!

  17. Honor First……..
    The ISIS SLIME are so emboldened now they don’t even cover their faces. This tells me that they have reached the subterranean levels. below animal status. Most of them possess a mentality quotient of 0-5 on our scale. They are dependent upon a leader telling them what to do,and when to do it. Many can’t even read or write. In short they are pieces of garbage and are being used by their own alleged leaders to commit the worst possible,and most inhuman murders conceiveable. I have no sympathy whatsoever for such inhuman sort of existence. I wish that our government would send in a fleet of C130 gunships, and A-10s to clean out the lunatics who foam at the mouth as they rave,and rant on the videos. They are no longer afraid of anything,and are out in the open now. Now is the time for the C-130 PUFFS. It is not difficult to comprehend the magnitude of the firepower that just one of the PUFFS contains, so if we compound this by a factor of 50 the potential is the eradication of the ISIS badasses in a matter of minutes. Only their stinking rotting bodies will remain,and deliberately left there to serve as an example of the fact “WE WILL RETURN.”

  18. CabbyAZ…….
    I pray that you have a boat nearby,and teathered well to your house. A hell of a lot of water is coming your direction from up North. Watch out for the dry washes,they will become Mississippi Rivers in a matter of minutes.
    Regarding the injury to the officer’s eye. The bone behind the eye is fractured, and if this is accurate he may never regain satisfactory vision from that eye even if surgically repaired. Type in the “floor” injury tech name to your search engine,then read what the prognosis is. I may seem harsh to many ,but I stand firm in the belief that the BASTARD received exactly what he should have given his criminal record,and the succession of events that afternoon when he was fatally shot. In short he asked for it!

  19. ………further if Orly Taitz is right then it re affirms my convictions. However I am wondering exactly what a General would have to do with it all. According to his rap sheet he was heading for the courtroom on Sept 1 Not the first day of college……but I guess one might think of the Courtroom as his COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAM. har har

  20. CabbyAZ……
    When an officer is in fear of his life he does NOT SHOOT TO DISABLE, HE SHOOTS TO KILL! 35 feet is not a great distance and for a 6’4″ 300lb gorilla could be covered in seconds. The officer had alread had one physical encounter with the bastard,and he knew that the second encounter could END HIS LIFE. Further I am not really sure that given his CRIMINAL history that a college would even accept him.

  21. Jonah……..
    Do you know anything about the punk who was shot in Dellwood?

  22. oldsailor82,
    CW has a new thread that I have been posting to.

  23. oldsailor82 | August 19, 2014 at 7:19 pm |
    Do you know anything about the punk who was shot in Dellwood?
    Bo you mean this guy who was shot in the City of St. Louis?

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