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Old 11-12-2013, 08:13 PM
 
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Commerce secretary: N.C. seeing influx of jobless people | CharlotteObserver.com

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Old 11-13-2013, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Lake Norman Area
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Default North Carolina attracting the un-employed

The Charlotte Observer reported that NC continues with its 8.3% unemployment, and that this can be attributed to the large amount of unemployed people that continue to move to NC without work and hope to find a job.
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Old 11-13-2013, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Wake Forest, NY
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You can't just move here and sign up for NC unemployment. Sounds like they're trying to 'spin' the still high unemployment numbers.
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Old 11-13-2013, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Lake Norman Area
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You can't just move here and sign up for NC unemployment. Sounds like they're trying to 'spin' the still high unemployment numbers.
Lets leave politics out of this one. You could just as easily say Bev Perdue (who was still governor up until early this year) is to blame. NC had high double digit unemployment all through Bev's administration and when the Dems controlled the G.A. up to 2011.

The underlying issue here is this: don't move somewhere when you don't a have a job and you need a job. People for some reason are believing that NC has all these jobs, and are being misled somehow or are just didn't plan anything out.
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Old 11-13-2013, 09:01 AM
 
Location: The 12th State
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According to the article the jobs available those moving here lack the skills for those jobs.

There is jobs in North Carolina as indeed.com is showing 68,607 jobs available on that job hunt site with NC the criteria in the search.
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Old 11-13-2013, 04:56 PM
 
Location: NC High Country
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indeed.com is showing 68,607 jobs available on that job hunt site with NC the criteria in the search.
I know there's always going to be a mismatch between available jobs and people with the appropriate skills or willingness to fill those jobs, but how many of those 68,607 are truly available jobs?
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Old 11-13-2013, 09:05 PM
 
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I know there's always going to be a mismatch between available jobs and people with the appropriate skills or willingness to fill those jobs, but how many of those 68,607 are truly available jobs?
Companies sometimes post bogus openings to project strength during a downturn, or convey the idea they are "realigning" when they are really contracting. Many of the so called "skills mismatches" come from the fact that they are trying to combine several positions into one with distinct skill sets that would not usually be found in one employee.
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Old 11-13-2013, 09:22 PM
 
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Oh you said more than just that.

How is the job search going? I do hope you find that opportunity you have bee searching for out on the west coast. After all these years some may begin to wonder if the grass is truly greener.
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Old 11-14-2013, 05:23 AM
 
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You can't just move here and sign up for NC unemployment. Sounds like they're trying to 'spin' the still high unemployment numbers.

Yep, I'd say making conclusions about the current state of affairs based on 3 year-old data qualifies as spin, if not downright lying:

N.C. Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker says efforts to reduce the stateís stubbornly high unemployment rate are being hampered by too many people without jobs moving here to seek work.
But the economist whose research was cited as Deckerís source for the claim said she is relying on data that is now three years old and should not be used to draw conclusions about what is currently driving the unemployment rate.
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Old 11-14-2013, 09:54 AM
 
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Oh you said more than just that.

How is the job search going? I do hope you find that opportunity you have bee searching for out on the west coast. After all these years some may begin to wonder if the grass is truly greener.
Fall back ok! - Besides it has not been that long....Plus moving without a job is not an option. Not gonna be crazy and move with no employment lined up.
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