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12.8%...we're number one!

Just heard on the radio that our county has bounced back to the number one spot on the list for highest unemployment in the state. Oh joy! Of course, that's the doctored number, the U6 is much higher. Where are you at this month?

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NotPanicking

Asked by NotPanicking at 8:11 AM on Jan. 26, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • 11.1%
    Not counting the farmers who have never actually worked a day in their lives, but have lived on subsidies the US government pays them to NOT FARM.
    jewjewbee

    Answer by jewjewbee at 8:13 AM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • Good Job! At least you're #1 :)

    Ours was right around 11%, it's been steady over the last 6 months or so (adjusting for seasonal jobs of course.)
    Scuba

    Answer by Scuba at 8:13 AM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • 9.8% in NC but in our county itself its actually close to 15%. Remember though, these are just the numbers counted by unemployment on people receiving it. It doesnt count people who have used their unemployment up or are under employed. The latest research shows that only 47-48% of people NATIONALLY have full time jobs. Everyone else is working part time.
    gemgem

    Answer by gemgem at 8:13 AM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • i cant find anything for this year yet, but the most recent for my county is 12.3. yikes
    tnm786

    Answer by tnm786 at 8:16 AM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • i cant find anything for this year yet,

    They always run a month behind, so you should be able to find December for now.
    NotPanicking

    Comment by NotPanicking (original poster) at 8:18 AM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • About at 11% This month thousands more signed up for UE.It got somewhat better nov-dec ..those temp holiday jobs I guess.
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 8:20 AM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • where is all of Obama's hope and change??? oh wait running the country into the ground is his HOPE and CHANGE...
    mrssundin

    Answer by mrssundin at 8:27 AM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • We are at 7%- which is high for our area- our main issue is we are a high income county (100K average) so those unemployed are likely to have been/will be that way for a while-professional jobs are not being added at the rate they should be- many of those "new jobs created" are not a decent wage job (and most def not the 100K job) so I am not to impressed by " we are adding jobs at an astounding rate"-
    soyousay

    Answer by soyousay at 8:41 AM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • what i found was for november. i dont think the number changed much, our county is in such shit right now. they actually just took out all of our tollbooths and made them detectable by machines only - therefore doing away with jobs, and spending more money to rip the booths out of the road, re-pave it, etc.
    tnm786

    Answer by tnm786 at 8:51 AM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • Ours is 15.8%
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 9:09 AM on Jan. 26, 2011

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