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NC unemployment rate rises; Pat McCrory & Co approval rating plummets

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The unemployment rate in North Carolina inched higher in July, the first uptick in the closely watched economic indicator since January.

 
The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose one-tenth of a percentage point to 8.9 percent last month, according to data released Monday by the state Department of Commerce’s Labor and Economic Analysis Division.
 
“It was a disappointing month,” said Mekael Teshome, a PNC Financial Services Group economist.
 
Although the jobless rate was seven-tenths of a percentage point lower than it was a year ago, North Carolina’s unemployment rate is tied with Rhode Island for the third-worst in the nation. Only Illinois, at 9.2 percent, and Nevada, where the unemployment rate is 9.5 percent, have higher unemployment rates.
 
The national unemployment rate for July was 7.4 percent, an improvement from June’s 7.6 percent.
 

 

 

Raleigh, N.C. – For the second month in a row, North Carolina Gov.Pat McCrory has a net-negative approval rating. And it’s the lowest it’s ever been: 39% of voters approve of the Republican’s job performance, while 51% disapprove.

 
The Republican-dominated General Assembly is doing even worse, with an approval rating of only 24%. Nearly half of voters have a higher opinion of the Moral Monday protestors than the N.C. legislature. Half of voters polled say the G.A. is causing North Carolina national embarrassment, including 21% of Republican voters.

 

http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/pat-mccrory/

 

 

 

 

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A old work friend told me some fun stuff.

 

NCDENR supervisions, at least some of them, got reclassified from "Hired" to "appointed" This allows regional management to be placed and not hired.

 

Also the Dept of Water Quality has been dismantled and rolled into "Water Resources" they are also laying off 15% of the staff and hiring MORE managers for the reduced staff.

 

The dumb just keeps on coming.

 

Third Party 2014!

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Third Party 2014!

 

 

Kurb is on the path to the dark side. 

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More managers... clearly this is the way to get more work done.  Clearly.

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Doesn't a typical state job include 5 managers standing over 1 hourly paid guy doing the work?

 

If they keep hiring managers, who are they going to stand over and watch?

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A old work friend told me some fun stuff.

 

NCDENR supervisions, at least some of them, got reclassified from "Hired" to "appointed" This allows regional management to be placed and not hired.

 

Also the Dept of Water Quality has been dismantled and rolled into "Water Resources" they are also laying off 15% of the staff and hiring MORE managers for the reduced staff.

 

The dumb just keeps on coming.

 

Third Party 2014!

does this mean less regulation for development? :)

I want to personally bulldoze goose creek because of the damned carolina heelsplitter. Just wipe it off the map, thanks.

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Doesn't a typical state job include 5 managers standing over 1 hourly paid guy doing the work?

 

If they keep hiring managers, who are they going to stand over and watch?

That's DOT. :D

 

Let me share a story with you that looking back should have opened my eyes sooner.

 

I was chatting with a "lifer" guy was deep in local and state politics and had been "re assigned" to a regional office after making roughly 6 figs in Raleigh.  He was griping about the demands of being a manager with state government. His complaint went something like this.

 

"So ya know, some county representative can just call me up and ask me how much $ we spent on Wetland Delineations, like ya know how many hours and how many we have a year.....HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO KNOW THAT?!...I would need to get some admins to look all that data up, I can't know where all my departments hours are going all the time"

 

 

Now tell me, how many private businesses DON'T know where their man hours and $ goes?

 

 

 

does this mean less regulation for development? :)

I want to personally bulldoze goose creek because of the damned carolina heelsplitter. Just wipe it off the map, thanks.

 Likely, the Bosses for NCDENR have all kinds of conflicts of interest right now. 

One is a "retired" developer, one was recently part of a big environmental remediation/planning firm, I suspect all kinds of "express" options for permitting and relaxing of rules will happen next year.

 

I'm also expecting another round of layoffs next June/July as well.

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is unemployment even a problem in NC?  i thought we should be focused on voting regulations.

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I'm all for more regulations if it keeps Jase in check.  

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Generally speaking, associating the governor (any governor) for unemployment numbers is fairly silly. And when that governor has been in office a few months, its ludicrous.  My guess is that the unemployment numbers are staying high because textile jobs are still going away, while the booms in banking and IT that occurred in the 90's thru 07 have gone away..  And the housing industry which has recovered in some areas, is still lagging in NC, outside of Charlotte and Raleigh.

 

Public policy polling has been consistently off regarding republicans in North Carolina.  That being said, there is little doubt that Mccrory's ratings are dropping.  Doesn't really mean much, but its certainly true. 

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Generally speaking, associating the governor (any governor) for unemployment numbers is fairly silly. And when that governor has been in office a few months, its ludicrous.  My guess is that the unemployment numbers are staying high because textile jobs are still going away, while the booms in banking and IT that occurred in the 90's thru 07 have gone away..  And the housing industry which has recovered in some areas, is still lagging in NC, outside of Charlotte and Raleigh.

 

Public policy polling has been consistently off regarding republicans in North Carolina.  That being said, there is little doubt that Mccrory's ratings are dropping.  Doesn't really mean much, but its certainly true. 

I'm pretty sure NC has had a republican controlled legislature for almost three years now, and Pat Y PROMISED that NC would have a lower unemployment rate than SC by December. I can GUARANTEE you that he won't meet that promise. 

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here is the real tragic thing. there are those, maybe even on this board although they don't have the guts to admit it but they are GLAD these #'s are the way they are. that's how partisan some people are.

 

this is the underbelly of stupid politics. you just can't make anybody happy.

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