New Green Fuel Source: Desperation – Follow Up

As a follow-up to my piece last week on Obama coming to North Carolina. He came to re-visit Cree Inc. in order to pat himself on the back and to applaud them for their projected addition of 275 jobs, I’d like to draw attention to a few facts that he and the MSM might have missed :

  1. NC has 435,358 people out of work in May. NC paid $291.7 million in Unemployment Insurance benefits (all programs) to claimants in April.
  2. NC has an unemployment rate stuck at 9.7%.  The National Unemployment Rate was 9.1% in May.
  3. NC lost 7,400 jobs in May.
  4. NC Government has lost 32,500 jobs in the last year – most federal related.
  5. There were 83 businesses who closed up shop and 21 businesses reporting layoffs. Of those 83 closings, 4 were Schools and of the 21 layoffs there were 11 that were Schools.

About A.P. Dillon

A.P. Dillon is a freelance journalist and is currently writing at The North State Journal. She resides in the Triangle area of North Carolina. Find her on Twitter: @APDillon_
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