NC Governor Pat McCrory speech on employment misleading, Big unemployment rate lie, Greensboro News Record article, Record numbers leave labor force, Percent of population working plummets, Immigrants get NC jobs

NC Governor Pat McCrory speech on employment misleading, Big unemployment rate lie, Greensboro News Record article, Record numbers leave labor force, Percent of population working plummets, Immigrants get NC jobs

“There’s no other way to say this. The official unemployment rate, which cruelly overlooks the suffering of the long-term and often permanently unemployed as well as the depressingly underemployed, amounts to a Big Lie.”…Gallup CEO Jim Clifton 

“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″



I am not a fan of modern day political parties.

I detest the modern day Democrat Party and for good reason.

Governor Pat McCrory inherited a mess created by the Obama camp and Democrats in NC. A horrible economic and jobs situation.

McCrory is a likeable fellow and I believe that the Republicans controlling government in NC will try to fix the mess.

That does not excuse him from making misleading statements about the jobs situation here.

From the State Of the State speech February 4, 2015.

“As I said, two years ago, our unemployment rate was the fifth highest in the nation. So we all rolled up our sleeves, made the tough decisions, and as of today, the private sector has created nearly 200,000 new jobs. We went from the 5th highest in unemployment to the 23rd lowest, and now we’re even beating South Carolina. Despite this tremendous accomplishment there are still a lot of communities, small businesses, and individuals that are hurting, and there is still much work to be done. Therefore, my administration’s focus will be on five areas that have the greatest impact on our people. ”

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Much of the drop in the unemployment rate in NC came from people dropping out of the labor force.

From Citizen Wells December 21, 2014.

“Despite what you may have read from the low information mainstream media, baby boomers retiring are not the cause of the drop in the labor force in NC or US.

Do the math or read prior articles at Citizen Wells.

Lack of jobs is the problem.

From May of 2008 to November of 2014, the  labor force participation rate plummeted 5 percent in NC. The unemployment rate is the same.”

The Greensboro News Record may be reporting the facts about jobs because the Republicans are in power.

Greensboro News Record February 5, 2015.

“The unemployment rate in the Greensboro-High Point metro area decreased to 5.3 percent in December 2014, compared with 6.9 percent in December 2013, according to a report from the N.C. Department of Commerce.”

““The state’s labor force shrunk 0.2 percent in November, losing 13,534 people. Over the past year, the labor force has shrunk 0.7 percent, for a reduction of 31,665 people.

A shrinking labor force will drive down the unemployment rate because fewer people are looking for work.”

“Guilford County’s unemployment rate also dropped to 5.3 percent in December 2014 from 6.9 percent a year earlier.

Rockingham County’s rate fell to 5.9 percent from 7.6 per­cent a year earlier.

And Randolph County’s rate dropped to 4.8 percent from 6.4 percent a year earlier.

But the encouraging numbers doesn’t necessarily mean many more people are working. The number of people who are actually working in those counties has improved very slowly or decreased during the same period, suggesting that many people have stopped looking for work altogether.

In Guilford County, 234,645 people were working in December 2014, compared with 233,313 a year earlier. This is part of an ongoing — but painfully slow — trend. The current figure, for example, is not a dramatic improvement from the December 2008 figure of 229,813.

In Rockingham County, 38,865 people were working in December 2014, compared with 38,645 the previous December.

And in Randolph County, 66,626 people were working in December, compared with 66,247 in December 2013. The county’s total employment has not fully recovered since December 2008, when 68,593 were working.”

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It gets worse folks.

From the Center for Immigration Studies August 2014.

“An analysis of government data by the Center for Immigration Studies shows that, since 2000, all of the net increase in the number of working-age (16 to 65) people holding a job in North Carolina has gone to immigrants (legal and illegal). This is the case even though the native-born accounted for 61 percent of growth in the state’s total working-age population.”

Read more:

The US Labor Dept. will release the “unemployment rate” and jobs added for January tomorrow.

Expect more lies.




57 responses to “NC Governor Pat McCrory speech on employment misleading, Big unemployment rate lie, Greensboro News Record article, Record numbers leave labor force, Percent of population working plummets, Immigrants get NC jobs

  1. From Citizen Wells January 29, 2015.

    “The plummet of the labor force participation rate in NC, other states and the US is big news and should be more widely reported.

    The percentage of the population working is also important and in some ways more significant.

    Since the big news today was the lowest so called initial claims number in 15 years let’s go back to January 2000 and compare the employment to population percent from then to now.

    Jan 2000 64.6

    Dec 2014 59.2

    That’s a plummet of 5.4 percent!

    Jan 2000 65.1

    Dec 2014 56.5

    That’s a plummet of 8.6 percent !!!

  2. CW,
    I am afraid it’s only going to get worse.

  3. Western Journalism

    I can’t believe Obama did this to a country that’s trying to fight ISIS…

    Do you support this Republican for standing up to Obama?

    Obama Denied Jordan’s Request For Aid Against ISIS. This Repub Is Not Letting Him Off Easy.
    “…it’s absolutely critical that we provide…”


  5. Mr Wells,
    Thank you for responding to my rant on a previous thread.

  6. “Chinese Rating Agency Warns Coming Crisis Is Worse Than 2008, Blames US “Printing Press””

  7. You’re going to love this …I did!

  8. We need to find the words that Barry said in one of his books that Bill Ayers wrote for him and copy and paste it all over the web!
    Not exact words but he wrote “When the winds change in the opposite direction I will side with my Muslim family. It is also on his audio version!

  9. “I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.”…Barack Obama

  10. “Should the political winds shift in an ugly direction I will stand with the Muslims”. These words should have been enough to make even the total MORONS among us realise what,and who they had just elected to POTUS. Of course you must first have enough intelligence quotient to be able to read.Soetoro IS one of the enemy. His demeanor, his acts,and overall behavior clearly proves this. yet the young professional females ALL seem to think HE IS C-O-O-L,AND HANDSOME,as one local female wing nut OBOT recently put it. (Even though she was handed a 70% increase in her healthcare premiums,she still believes that he has done a lot FOR America), and she is one of the assistant prosecutors. Really TWISTED MORON. When slick willy was elected to office the first time another young professional female was asked one day “why did you vote for Clinton”,……….her answer was “BECAUSE HE HAS NICE BUNS”. and so there is another of asanine, CHEAP LOOKING bleached blond,with her painted on face. Too bad they are so damn stupid that they can’t see what they really look like………….CHEAP PROSTITUTES!.

  11. “Did The BLS Forget To Count Thousands Of Energy Job Losses?”


    Do you think the BLS has anyone who can count?

  13. Even though a large percentage of informed Americans KNOW THAT SOETORO is a MUSLIM BASTARD, who sympathises with the STINKING GOAT HERDERS, there is NOT ONE POLITICAN,or media member in America who will stand up and shout to the world that he is a MUSLIM BASTARD.It is fast becoming obvious that Abdulluh will not receive much of anything in the way of military equipment,if anything at all. Soetoro needs to be immediately impeached. Even BULLSHI# BIDEN would be better as potus.

  14. Mzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.IMPORTANT is even saying that he should quickly help Abdullah.

  15. Thank You…Mr. Wells

    From now on I can post it correctly! Was it in ‘Dreams From My Father’ the other book I can not remember….And It seems like I heard that part on audio where he said it!

  16. oldsailor82…….. AMEN

  17. ADDENDUM to 10:06 AM………

    BYE BYE……….Have a great day.

  18. Before I go here is another thought………I have long ago come to the conclusion that the BLS (really stands for BULLSHI#). They have a hell of a lot of OVEREDUCATED FACT TWISTERS working there.


  19. oldsailor79.
    They can count alright.
    Creative ac count ing.

  20. Why Did Chicago Tribune Tip Off Blago That Feds Were Taping His Calls?

  21. Ginger, I loved the Elijah video!

  22. Whistleblower.

    To keep from revealing more about Obama’s involvement.

  23. Here is another memorable(?) quote from the great imposter while speaking at the UN no less.

    “The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.” Barack Hussein Obama

    Does that mean he condoned the recent terrorist acts in Paris? Is that why he didnt attend?

    But, mr imposter, its quite OK for you to compare Christians to ISIS? Are Christians therefore denied a future?

    Inquiring minds want to know.

  24. Riding in on my “High Horse”! Arrest the usurper!

  25. citizenwells | February 6, 2015 at 9:11 am |

    “I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.”…Barack Obama
    The winds are definitely shifting.

  26. Jonah….I did too..and will watch it a few time more. 🙂 Did you notice that a few in the back did not join in? That’s alright I guess because some were probably Muslim or non believers! They sure were out numbered though.
    God Bless America
    God Bless our TROOPS…retired or active
    God Bless Israel

  27. Doesn’t this speak volumes?


    “Humanity has been grappling with these questions throughout human history,” Obama said after referencing the brutality of ISIL. “And lest we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ. In our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ.”

    “So this is not unique to one group or one religion,” Obama continued. “There is a tendency in us, a sinful tendency that can pervert and distort our faith. In today’s world, when hate groups have their own Twitter accounts and bigotry can fester in hidden places in cyberspace, it can be even harder to counteract such intolerance.”

    What he FAILED to say at the National Prayer breakfast is MORE important that what he actually said.

    He failed to say that the Muslims have been on their ‘crusade of violence’ to kill, torture, and enslave all humanity since the first day Mohammad invented that fuzzy religion (if you want to call it that).

    He did mention the Crusades but failed to say WHY the Crusaders took such drastic measures against the Muslims…..the reason was simple. Because they had imposed themselves on the peoples of the Christian and Jewish faith who occupied the Holy lands….the Christian Crusaders brought a whole lot of hell-fire and brimstones down upon the heads of the Muslims…..who are still reeling from that today.

    He also spoke of the Inquisition and the horrors that brought to those they considered not of the Catholic church….I have not read where any Muslims were persecuted, killed, or harmed other than backsliding Catholics….when a new Popes took office, the Inquisitions ceased eventually in Europe after a couple of hundred years…. but one must remember that this period of ignorance took place in the Dark Ages everyone was suspect and dying from the plague.

    Obama also spoke of how ‘Jim Crowe’ was justified in the name of Jesus Christ……now on that one, he really went way out on a limb !

    I have never read anywhere in any history book where Jesus Christ was associated with Jim Crowe or slavery…. How can anyone be so ignorant and stupid as to stand before a group of educated Christians and profess such trash as that coming out of his mouth !!!

    But he spoke like a true Muslim …which of course he is. Otherwise he would have said the Catholics got their act together and stopped the Inquisitions and that religion became a religion of peace…..and the Crusaders had a right and duty to protect those not of the Muslim religion, especially since they were surrounded by a sea of Muslims who were brutally killing all who were not of the Islamic faith (if you want to call it that)……

    He would also have said he was only kidding to reference that Jesus Christ had anything to do with the ‘Jim Crowe’ south…but he could have said something about the ‘Carpetbaggers’ and how they treated the white people of the south after the war ended,… but he didn’t.

    Most of all….he might have said that Islam hasn’t changed one damn bit since the first day Muhammad wrote it all down,. then used extremely violence means to enforce it…. he might have said that it has continued that way, unchanged, from the very beginning until today only growing more violent with the passing of each day worse…but he didn’t say that.

    He might have said that any religion which dominates ever thinking moment of a persons political and social life is not a religion, but something more like a cult….. But he didn’t say that…

    He might have said, “if the Christian religion favored cutting off someone’s head, or burning them alive, or raping children, or demanding those of a different faith join the Christian faith or be killed… then how could anyone believe in Christianity?…but he didn’t say that.

    As I said at the start this post….what Obama FAILED to say was more important that what he said.

    He said nothing about his Islamic faith, he said very little about those of the radical Islamic faith (if you want to call it that)…. but he made damn sure to bad-mouth the Christian faith (as he was expected to)……

    and the bottom line to this post is this:

    If Barack Hussan Obama isn’t a 100% ‘died-in-the-wool’ covert Muslim, then there isn’t a damn cow in Texas…and Texas is full of them !

  29. Bishop Jackson To Obama: ‘Frankly Sir, You Ought To Close Your Mouth’


  30. BOB STRUSS….

    The Bishop got that one right !!!!

    three cheers for the Catholics……and pour the bishop another round !

  31. Bringing out the big guns.
    Folks are trying to obfuscate the Labor participation & % of people working with baby boomers retiring.
    Before I tear into the BLS lies I will award 5 Orwells.
    Stay tuned.

  32. Why isnt the progressive, liberal media outraged by what ISIS is doing? Why arent they screaming for this to stop?

    I thought they held the mantle for human rights and dignity. Beheadings, crucifixions, burying people alive, burning them alive, raping women and children, strapping bombs to hostage christian children….what is that?

    Oh, I forgot, they are only about women’s reproductive rights, equal pay and gay rights. Nevermind, move along, nothing to see here and keep those borders open!

  33. citizenwells February 6, 2015 at 3:14 pm |

    They continue to blame EVERYTHING on the baby boomers and the Veterans. Whenever there is a budgetary cut, it is those people that get hit the hardest…s/s COLA benefits have been less than a measly 2% for several years knowing full well inflation is killing our seniors. And our Veterans are cut in both benefits and services.

    What they fail to realize is those 2 groups have single handedly created the wealth of this great nation. The boom began just after WWII and has continued to this day. It is those generations of hard working people that set the standards for work ethics, savings and a wealth never seen in the history of this universe.

    Now we have several generations coming up the flanks that are self=serving with a sorry sense of entitlement. They have no desire to work or save and are maxed out on credit. What a crying, liberal shame.

  34. I just saw live reporting from Jordan. The King has vowed to stop ISIS and 2,000 people are marching in the streets protesting ISIS. They are rightly outraged and are uniting against radical islamism.

    I wonder how long it will take before Obama does something to stop that.

  35. I sent the PHD economist an email for clarification.

    “This is what Hatzius said (2:40 into the clip):”

    “The employment to population ratio is still 4% below where it was in 2006. You can explain 2% of that with the aging of the population that still leaves quite a lot of room potentially, and the wage numbers are telling us we are just not that close, although we are getting closer.”

  36. Regarding Soetoro’s remarks at the prayer breakfast……….I am trying to correlate his statement about the Inquisitions. The ONLY INQUISITION that I ever learned about was the Spanish Inquisition, which effected Mexico,and a lot of Latin America. I do not believe that the Spanish Inquision effected America very all….there might have been some activity in what is now known as California. However so far as I have ever known there was NEVER any mass slaughter of Muslims in America. The Spanish Inquisition was more pertinent to both the Jews and the Muslims,in Latin America. They were considered to be inferior to the Spanish. The inquisition was injvolved with the Catholic church at the time somewhere in the 12 century, forward to the late 14 th century, after which it waned. If Soetoro was talking about American history then he is FULL OF SHI#. reight up to the top of his NUMB SKULL!

  37. Savage is quoting the Declaration of Independence.

  38. ……… addition Muhammed was a FALSE prophet……..really a NOBODY. Yet there don’t seem to be any Muslims who know this.

  39. oldsailor82 | February 6, 2015 at 4:19 pm |
    Isnt he supposedly stuck somewhere down a water well?

  40. oldsailor82 | February 6, 2015 at 4:19 pm |

    ……… addition Muhammed was a FALSE prophet……..really a NOBODY. Yet there don’t seem to be any Muslims who know this.
    They get their heads cut off if they question the False prophet.

    It’s sort of like the democrat party, and their relationship with the usurper.

  41. Honor First……….
    Tell our young people that Social Security was once master annuities,originally set up by a consortium of the biggest Life insurance companies who survived the depression.When you tell this to a person who is 40 or less you will most likely be looked upon as a NUT CASE, and you will hear a response to your words which goes something like this……”NO SOCIAL SECURITY IS A PONZI SCHEME DESIGNED BY THE OLDER PEOPLE OF AMERICA FOR THE PURPOSE OF STEALING MONEY FROM THE YOUNGER FOLKS.” That is the prevailing rationale. Very damn few of our young people have any idea what social security is let alone know how it was designed to work……that is until LBJ,and Congress carried out repeated RAPES of the money it contained. The slimey SOBs even voted themselves HUGE back to back pay increases…….17% the first time and a few months later a 22% increase in pay,at the expense of the people who contributed forcefully when witholding began. I enjoyed hearing of the demise of LBJ. I even thought about throwing a party.He received everything that he asked for. He is most likely STILL answering to God.

  42. The Department of Homeland Security was established in the year 2002. Its job is to protect this nation from any and all threats. How can anyone from Muslim brotherhood be allowed to work for our government. What a slap in the face to be paying the salaries of those who desire to destroy us. How is Mohamed Elibiary on the homeland security advisory council. I know for a fact you have to pass a security clearance to work in certain positions. How was Huma Abedin appointed to be Hillary Clinton’s deputy chief of staff. It is known that she is deeply involved with the Muslim Brotherhood. Anyone even think the Clinton’s aren’t more informed about Benghazi. What is the Muslim Brotherhood some might demand, “Allah is their objective, ” “Quran is their constitution” “Jihad is their wish” and “Death for the sake of Allah.” Death to the infidel which means death to me and you.


  43. citizenwells | February 6, 2015 at 2:50 pm |

    CW, If I had been there when this usurper bowed down to his master, I’d have practiced my punting. Without a football….

    ‘Amnesty Bonuses’ in Tax Code: Illegal Immigrants to Receive Earned Income Tax Credit
    Could cost ‘more than $24,000 to those who receive deferred action’
    Feb 6, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER

    President Barack Obama has promoted his recent executive action on immigration by arguing that he’s only deferring action – holding off on enforcement of the current immigration laws until an immigration reform he approves of passes Congress. But that’s not really true; in fact there’s a way for illegal immigrants immediately to receive “amnesty bonuses,” as Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska terms it.
    Here’s how. A recent Homeland Security Committee hearing on immigration revealed an alarming consequence of President Obama’s executive amnesty—that illegal immigrants with deferred status may be able to receive the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). Moreover, this person, who is here in the U.S. unlawfully, could be able to file an amended tax return for up to the last three tax years, possibly receiving upwards of $24,000 in tax credits.

  45. I’m beginning to think that I am incredibly prescient, as it appears the President is aiding and abetting our enemies and selling America and our allies down the river. I’d say the man’s actions (or lack thereof) clearly meet the definition of “High Crimes and Misdemeanors” as stated in the Constitution.

    Obama’s not-so-tacit support of Islamic terrorists. Obama is anxious for the New Caliphate to succeed, with him as the Caliph of America
    The Caliph of America
    By Klaus Rohrich Full Story:

    For the past six years there has been a debate among conservatives around the competency of Barack Obama. One side claims he’s evil; another holds the opinion that he’s terminally incompetent. For a long time, I waffled between the former and the latter, at one point even thinking that both propositions were correct.

  46. Federal water emergency declared for Reno NV.

    More as it happens.


  48. Bob, here is a resume` of what Mark Levin said:
    (This is a good article, although we NBCers are provoked with him on the eligibility issue)
    Mark Levin: Obama Is Building The Iranian Islamo-Nazi Caliphate –

  49. SueK,
    Did you notice the big smile on the Saudi king’s face while the pResident was bowing to him? Sickening !!!

  50. One of the best compelling rebuttals against zero’s comments re. Christian atrocities is what Rev. Franklin Graham said about the difference between the founder of Islam and Jesus Christ. The former was a murdering thug who raped and pillaged mercilessly, while our Christ not only preached love and forgiveness, but gave His life for us that we could be saved. (not a direct quote, but the essence)

    I can’t help but add something else. In his rant, zero said that there were so many “terrible deeds in the name of Christ”. What came to mind is that there have been many wonderful deeds in the name of Christ. For centuries who has been responsible for the building of hospitals, orphanages, and educational institutions, as well as the liberation of women from bondage, ultimate freedom for slaves, feeding of the poor?…….one could go on and on. Okay, now tell me about the accomplishments of Islamists! What have they done to honor women? Help the poor? Liberate slaves? Heal the sick? Find cures for diseases? Establish educational institutions and hospitals of renown? Feed the hungry? You get my drift. Not only have Islamists accomplished little, but they have destroyed much that is good.

    Just now I heard on Fox and Friends that the W.H. has said that zero digressed from the written script when he referred to the evils done in the name of Christ, etc. So that is why he spoke in a different way – faltering and deliberate. For once I believe he was sharing truthfully what lies in the depths of his “heart” and mind. He hates America and hates Christianity.

  51. Thanks Cabby

  52. CW, you’re welcome and thank you for the opportunity. I’m just stirred to the core.

    Here is another one (right out of the “horse’s mouth”):

    “Moderate” Muslim Leader says all Muslims are “Radical” and “Extremists”

    One other point. What religion do we know of, other than Islam, that believes in killing those who decide to leave?

  53. Pingback: NC January unemployment rate 5.4 percent LOL, May 2008 comparison showed over 5 percent plummet in participation rate, Jan data not available yet, LAUS data being rectified, BLS 2015 redesign | Citizen WElls

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