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

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Who knows how the unemployment works.

You hear all kinds of scenarios like, 500,000 quit looking for work and gave up, so the unemployment numbers actually look better. Always wierd for me, but would the reverse not also be true? People who were originally in the given up category, now move back into the work force, would that make the numbers worse even though the situation is not as dire?

Maybe NC does not count like the feds though

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Ah nows the time for thoughtful reflection and not Obama I mean McCrory blaming

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been awhile since i said this but umm, both sides do it.

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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. 

 

 

I am fairly certain that the Democrats controlled all of the government of NC in 2008, so based on that logic, they get the blame for all the problems that happened in NC during that time period. 

 

In fact, Democrats have controlled NC for 140 plus years, so they get all the blame for every bad thing that has happened in NC since 1876. 

 

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Pat is just waiting for people to get kicked off unemployment because of the changes they passed.  

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Maybe it's nothing, but I have noticed a distinct lack of job announcements since the MetLife deal in January. There were several major job announcements in 2012. I wonder if things just cooled off or if companies are taking a wait and see approach with NC now. There have been a lot of changes and A LOT of negative press around the social laws that have been pushed through or proposed.

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Most companies that move are from the north or mid west, are not giant corporations, and are as interested in quality of life for their transferring employees almost as much as any tax or other cost savings. Your average northerner is looking at NC right now and wondering why on earth we want to throw away our less crazy ways of thinking about things in favor of whatever these crazy lawmakers have up their sleeves and appear to be on their way out already.

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Maybe it's nothing, but I have noticed a distinct lack of job announcements since the MetLife deal in January. There were several major job announcements in 2012. I wonder if things just cooled off or if companies are taking a wait and see approach with NC now. There have been a lot of changes and A LOT of negative press around the social laws that have been pushed through or proposed.

MetLife deal was meh, they are promoting current employees from their other branches and moving them down here, I don't think they plan to hire many locally that would have a huge effect.

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MetLife deal was meh, they are promoting current employees from their other branches and moving them down here, I don't think they plan to hire many locally that would have a huge effect.

About half their jobs were to be new hires.

 

Even if it is people moving here, it is still good for the state economy. Those people need to buy homes and will need services that locals provide. Plus I've seen speculation that MetLife may move even more jobs down here if they're happy.

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It's amazing just how fast McCrory went from being everyones universal pick for next governor to being pretty much universally disliked.

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It's amazing just how fast McCrory went from being everyones universal pick for next governor to being pretty much universally disliked.

Well he was a very moderate mayor in Charlotte. He ran on that platform when he ran for governor.

 

He has been anything but moderate. If you want to win a governors seat in NC, you have to be moderate. McCrory will not carry the Charlotte area moderate dems again.

 

Right now, it is looking pretty likely that he'll be a 1 term governor like Bev. Only way I see him winning a second term is if the Dems run the worst candidate in the history of NC politics.

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MetLife deal was meh, they are promoting current employees from their other branches and moving them down here, I don't think they plan to hire many locally that would have a huge effect.

 

they gave me 18k more than i was making and i live in Charlotte. facts bro. facts.

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