The NC February employment report is out and it's not good.
North Carolina's unemployment rate fell again in February, but employers in the state continued to shed jobs, according to data released Friday by the state Department of Commerce.
A survey calculating nonfarm payrolls recorded 11,300 fewer jobs in the month after a decline of more than 7,000 jobs in January.
As usual, the NC GOP lie machine latches on to a decreased unemployment rate and ignores the very real job losses, claiming good news when the news is clearly bad.
North Carolina’s unemployment rate has dropped to 6.4%, first time it’s been lower than national average since March '06. #CarolinaComeback
— Pat McCrory (@PatMcCroryNC) March 28, 2014
— Mike Hager (@RepMikeHager) March 28, 2014
The February unemployment numbers came out today and North Carolina’s unemployment rate (6.4%) fell below the... http://t.co/ec8gykLqqH
— Warren Daniel (@danielforsenate) March 28, 2014
We know that the unemployment rate is decreasing because the workforce is decreasing and people are dropping out, no longer looking for jobs.
We've lost more than 18,000 jobs in NC this year and the NC GOP is doing a happy dance.