Confirmation of NC employment big lie, 5.4 percent unemployment and job growth touted, Reality is 4.5 plummet in participation rate, Greensboro area first in nation in hunger, 5.6 percent drop in percent of population employed, Immigrants got jobs
“The total number of working-age (16 to 65) immigrants (legal and illegal) holding a job in North Carolina increased by 313,000 from the first quarter of 2000 to the first quarter of 2014, while the number of working-age natives with a job declined by 32,000 over the same time.”…Center for Immigration Studies Aug 2014
“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
“In February 2015 there were 43,000 fewer white Americans employed, 354,000 more not in the labor force, 96,000 more employed and we added 295,000 jobs? Was Common Core math used?”…Citizen Wells
Smoke and mirrors may work for a while.
But sooner or later the smoke will dissipate.
Mirrors develop cracks.
So it is with the lies about the economy and jobs.
Just as in the US, the lies about the economy and jobs in NC will come to light.
From Citizen News April 24, 2015.
“The BLS reports a 5.4 percent unemployment rate for NC in March 2015.
The NC Dept. of Commerce reports a 5.4 percent unemployment rate for NC in March 2015.
The Charlotte Observer also reports a 5.4 percent unemployment rate for NC in March 2015.
“North Carolina’s unemployment rate rose a notch to 5.4 percent in March as tens of thousands of people entered the labor force in search of work.
The Labor and Economic Division of the N.C. Department of Commerce reported Tuesday that the unemployment rate rose one-tenth of a percentage point from 5.3 percent in February. A year ago, the state’s unemployment rate stood at 6.4 percent.”
“No mention of the fact that the NC labor force participation rate has plummeted 4.5 percent since January 2009 when Obama took office.”
Now for the truth.
The NC labor force participation rate has plummeted 4.5 percent since January 2009 when Obama took office.
The employment to population rate has plummeted 5.6 percent since the Democrats took control of both US houses in Jan 2007.
From the Greensboro News Record April 18, 2015.
“Another poll has ranked the Greensboro-High Point metropolitan area as among the hungriest in the country.
Only this time, the Gallup poll commissioned by the Food Research and Action Center in 2014 ranks the area No. 1 for people who had difficulties securing food, based on a percentage of the total population.
North Carolina placed eighth overall, with Mississippi at the top of the rankings. Louisiana was second, followed by West Virginia.”
From the Center for Immigration Studies August 2014.
“Who Got the Jobs in North Carolina?”
“Natives accounted for most of the growth in population, but all employment growth went to immigrants”
Among the findings:
- The total number of working-age (16 to 65) immigrants (legal and illegal) holding a job in North Carolina increased by 313,000 from the first quarter of 2000 to the first quarter of 2014, while the number of working-age natives with a job declined by 32,000 over the same time.
- The fact that all of the long-term net gain in employment among the working-age went to immigrants is striking because natives accounted for 61 percent of the increase in the total size of the state’s working-age population.
- In the first quarter of this year, only 64 percent of working-age natives in the state held a job. As recently as 2000, 74 percent of working-age natives in North Carolina were working.
- Because the native working-age population in North Carolina grew significantly, but the share working actually fell, there were 720,000 more working-age natives not working in the first quarter of 2014 than in 2000 — a 56 percent increase.