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NC sees jobless rate climbs again, to 10.4 percent

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RALEIGH, NC (AP) -- North Carolina's unemployment rate jumped in August with fewer workers drawing a paycheck and nearly 12,000 more jobless.

The state Employment Security Commission said Friday the unemployment rate rose to 10.4 percent in August, from 10.1 percent in July. The state's unemployment rate hasn't been this high since May 2010.

North Carolina's jobless rate is worse than the national average of 9.1 percent.

A separate survey shows state and local governments added nearly 14,000 jobs. That reverses two months in which governments shed thousands of public workers.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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hope and change

Funny I don't see everyone wearing Obama hats anymore-
Right after he was elected everyone had an Obama hat on, so how is that hope and change working out for ya?
This is the outcome of uneducated voters using race as a reason to vote instead of who is most qualified.

Unemployment in NC

Adding more public jobs simply adds to the tax burden of the state. This Perdue approach is dragging the state further into debt.

If your total tax you pay is

If your total tax you pay is around 25% of your total income then it will require 56,000 workers to pay for the 14,000 the government just hired. Seems like a bad investment....

Taxpayers on the hook

Adding all the public jobs is bleeding the taxpayers,let the private sector do the work and it will and jobs and check the burden on the taxpayer along with collecting taxes from the workers instead of paying them with taxpayers money and supporting there health care and retirement benefits.State and local government is just detach from real problems as those that are in the federal government ie Pris,Senate,Congress we need government spending controls.

It gets even worse

In a report released by the US Census Bureau on Tuesday, it was noted NC ranks as one of the 10 Poorest states in the Union.

16.7% of the populace have no health insurance.

The Poverty Rate is 16.4%. I am not certain how that statistic is arrived at. But it comes from the Feds.

The median income, for those industrious enough to work is $43,270.

Isn't it odd this was not reported until after the big Jobs speech in Raleigh on Wednesday?

And where is that Jobs Governor, Bev, in all this?

In the private sector, the CEO would be gone. Can this state afford to wait until 2012 for change?

Your Governor at work.

Tom?

I'm not sure why you think its odd. One would think the speech would have made a bigger impact if it was reported before. You're thinking to hard.

We

are poor because we chose UNWISELY with whom we gave control of our legislature....whats WILD...is our taxes are equal to some of those in CA...not only that...counties in states that have NO STATE income tax...have LOWER taxes...the spending in this state is OUT OF CONTROL...our taxes are OUT of control...lets hope the cleanup that started last year...continues next year...BEV HAS TO GO!

But, how can this be?

There's a hiring freeze at the State level, I believe. How could the state add positions.

And where are all the jobs which were to be developed through our Job's Governor and her junkets to the far east and Europe at the state taxpayer's expense?

HEY

Citizen..your not supposed to be paying attention! SHUT UP..and do what we tell you!