Bad News For Current State Of Unemployment

By: Christine Kennedy
By: Christine Kennedy

New unemployment numbers out Friday paint a dark picture of the state of the economy.

651 thousand jobs were lost last month alone.

That means more workers are dedicating their time at Job-Link Centers looking for work.

In turn, business owners are faced with laying-off or cutting back on hours to stay in business, providing less opportunities to post jobs.

Jerry Dease, an unemployed subcontractor from Maryland, says he's spent the past two months going through the classifieds and still no job.

The unemployment rate has reached a 26 year high in this country, although our state beats the national average of eight point one percent unemployment to eight point seven percent back in December.


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  • by concerned Location: Beulaville on Mar 9, 2009 at 04:49 AM
    If you would spend more time sending the illegal aliens back to Mexico this would create a lot of jobs here in NC.But you don't want to invade their privacy.
  • by People on Mar 7, 2009 at 10:22 AM
    It isnt Obama's fault the economy is in trouble. There are a lot more factors involved. I guess it is EASY for you to blame one person. Taylor, please don't speak on behalf of the founding fathers. Some of those founding fathers believed in having a STRONG Central government. Hamilton and Washington come to mind. Some founding fathers wanted a lot more regulation than you think. I am not going to say they wanted it to the extent to what it is today, but those mistakes have been created by both parties and not just Obama.
  • by Shon on Mar 7, 2009 at 05:21 AM
    Some of you people are expecting a miracle to happen from this man (Obama) and its truly not going to happen...He has already say that we have not hit bottom yet with the economy...what did you expect???? He's trying to do what he can with what he has to work with alot of people obviously think they can do a better job. Pray for our President, our nation, and our world...That's about all we can do now.
  • by Raymond Location: NC on Mar 6, 2009 at 10:39 PM
    Obama wants to take his Earmarks full Spending Bill to us Americans. Why did he lie to us Americans Seriously. Breaking a campaign promise is not good. Obama you said you will stop all Earmarks in any bill. What happend Big O
  • by Topper Location: Wilson,NC on Mar 6, 2009 at 07:57 PM
    The Stock Market Dow's decline is fastest for a New President in nearly a century The Dow Jones Industrial Average has fallen 20 percent since President Obama took the oath of office. The World's investment community has no confedence in Obama. One reason he has lied about almost all of his election promises. Where is your redistrubtion check. You never here of that anymore. Obama told us there will be No Pork in any bill he says. The new spend bill is all Pork,and has nothing in it to stimulate the economy. The smart people on Wall St. Know this do you? Good bye jobs. Do not stay stupid people like Obama wants you too.
  • by Earl Location: Pantego,NC on Mar 6, 2009 at 06:50 PM
    Michelle Obama insults the British people again. Read British blogs. The British are in an uproar over several apparent snubs directed at the visiting Prime Minister and his wife by the Obamas. Then Obama snubbed Prime Minister Gordon Brown this week when he canceled a scheduled meeting with him in the White House rose garden. Oh, his excuse was the light blanket of snow that fell on D.C. — as if the meeting couldn’t be held indoors But this latest snub by First lady Michelle Obama has the British citizenry heated: Gordon Brown and his wife came to D.C. bearing fine gifts for the First daughters — Top Shop dresses (with matching necklaces) and a selection of books by British authors worth hundreds of British pounds. In return, Michelle gave the Brown’s two sons cheap, tacky, plastic replicas of Obama’s controversial Marine One helicopter. The trinkets can be purchased for $15 in the White House gift shop. That is our First Family. My family would have treated them better.
  • by Taylor Location: NC on Mar 6, 2009 at 06:45 PM
    The Stock Market sunk again,because of Qbama's negative Markist policies to destroy the great Capitalist American Experment. That our Founding Fathers shed there blood the create. So we could have equal opportunies for success. To get educated,and work hard, and become rich to enjoy the fruits of your labor. Obama wants to have 2 classes the Rich Government elitests,and us poor people looking for the Government to take of our every need. We will pay the elitest with our taxes,and we must pay a lot of taxes so we say poor. Obama's great society, sorry unemployed that voted for the false savior. Remember he also loves the Unions. You wanted Obama for President enjoy the soup lines. Do not worry about it Obama's family will eat just fine. Maybe he might be going on vacation again soon.
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