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Economist: N.C. unemployment
drop may be tied to benefits changes

Charlotte Observer [NC], by Rick Rothacker

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Posted By:Muncsdad, 12/24/2013 11:51:10 PM

North Carolina’s unemployment rate has fallen more than other states’ this year, and changes in the state’s unemployment system may be a contributor, Wells Fargo Securities economist Mark Vitner wrote in a report Tuesday. The state’s unemployment rate started the year as one of the highest in the country but has fallen two percentage points from a year ago to 7.4 percent in November, according to state commerce department data. The state’s unemployment rate is now .4 percentage points higher than the U.S. average, compared with 1.6 percentage points higher in November 2012. In July, North Carolina decided to end federal

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Duh.

The solutions to our problems are so clear and self-evident it is pitiful. Are Democrats that stupid, or just evil?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: bubber, 12/25/2013 12:54:02 AM     (No. 9667218)

number one is correct and they´re both...Merry Christmas my friends...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 12/25/2013 3:02:12 AM     (No. 9667236)

Liberals have a blind spot.

It is so obvious. They sat home and milked the system until they could no longer do so. Then they "accepted" jobs.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: mambo 5, 12/25/2013 3:19:50 AM     (No. 9667242)

They are neither stupid nor evil. Keep our eye on the ball folks. They play to there base! They under educate, under employ and they make sure they have a steady supply (immigrants) of those who can be bought off with a few entitlement giveaways.

And who allows them to do this? WE DO! The American voters. So get smart in 2014. Years ago the federal government´s incompetency made it more difficult to pass through legally to the US. Did government do anything to quell the discord displayed. NO! By design it fed right into their platform. Today, America will do just about anything to stop funding the US incompetency in immigration. So what we need to now do...spend more to apply the laws as set forth by Congress. That´s right tax and spend to conserve the integrity of our Constitutional process regarding immigration.

Same thing was done with the IRS. Government making it easier and easier to cheat because of bureaucratic incompetency. Now, all those rich people cheat so lets do away with sanity and tax just them! WAKE UP PEOPLE!. Conservatives stop playing into their plan. TAX and SPEND TO PROTECT THE REPUBLIC! Money well spent!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mambo 5, 12/25/2013 3:52:10 AM     (No. 9667252)

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/15/business/15tax.html

read the part of declining enforcement!
read what Grassley says and then read Baucus´ comments. And obama and the democrats have done what?

Make the tax gap a conservative problem! See my point folks? Tax and Spend to conserve the Republic!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Foggybottom, 12/25/2013 5:13:26 AM     (No. 9667272)

There is not enough information about the study to make any judgment on the writer´s premise. If enough unfilled jobs exist in North Carolina then it might be right. However, if they just statistically removed the names of people no longer collecting unemployment insurance without regard to where they went then I have my doubts about the improvement.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: lylacat, 12/25/2013 9:55:07 AM     (No. 9667465)

I play bridge in an affluent area of California, and there are at least a dozen players who are collecting unemployment and playing bridge on a daily basis. I have heard them discuss how to prolong or obtain a new set of unemployment checks, so that they can continue to play bridge instead of having a job. A couple of them actually quit computer jobs at Stanford, and they receive benefits.

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