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Old 04-04-2009, 08:33 PM
 
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Latest unemployment rates: North Carolina - 10.8% (4th worst in the nation); New York - 7.8%. If NC is booming and NY is dying, how can this be?
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Old 04-04-2009, 10:19 PM
 
Location: Weddington, NC
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Great point - NC is obviously "dying", so you and everyone else in NY should stay put and stop moving here.

By the way, did you happen to catch the article in the Observer several months ago about the family who moved here from NY without jobs? It had been over a year or so - still no job. So perhaps your point was that you are exporting your unemployable people here?
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Old 04-05-2009, 06:16 AM
 
Location: Wouldn't you like to know?
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Great point - NC is obviously "dying", so you and everyone else in NY should stay put and stop moving here.

By the way, did you happen to catch the article in the Observer several months ago about the family who moved here from NY without jobs? It had been over a year or so - still no job. So perhaps your point was that you are exporting your unemployable people here?
The rate of people coming here has slowed dramatically, however not enough to combat the loss of jobs in this region. That's why the unemployment rate has increased so dramatically and is way above the national average.

People still move here because of climate and cheap real estate values. They (transplants) still figure they will find employment...) word has not gotten out as well as it should that things are somewhat bleak right now here....

You could get away w/that thinking up till about 2007 because jobs were plentiful....after that it didn't work in most (not all) cases...
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Old 04-05-2009, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Charlotte
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NC's unemployment is actually 11.3% now. There are many counties with a higher unemployment rate. The bottom of this article has a map. You can click on a county and see what the unemployment rate is.

In the Charlotte area:
Mecklenburg - 10.6%, Gaston -15.3%, Union - 10.7%, Cabarrus - 11.2%, Iredell - 12.9%, Lincoln -14.8%,

New N.C. jobless rate doubled since last year

"We are continuing to market this region both domestically and internationally," he said.[/quote]Newcomers add to the Charlotte region's unemployment (http://www.wfae.org/wfae/1_87_316.cfm?action=display&id=4906 - broken link)

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Old 04-05-2009, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Wesley Chapel
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Great point - NC is obviously "dying", so you and everyone else in NY should stay put and stop moving here.

By the way, did you happen to catch the article in the Observer several months ago about the family who moved here from NY without jobs? It had been over a year or so - still no job. So perhaps your point was that you are exporting your unemployable people here?
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Old 04-05-2009, 05:52 PM
 
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I moved here 6 months ago and still do not have a job but I guess it would really help if I put that first application in somewhere
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Old 04-05-2009, 06:27 PM
 
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Great point - NC is obviously "dying", so you and everyone else in NY should stay put and stop moving here.

By the way, did you happen to catch the article in the Observer several months ago about the family who moved here from NY without jobs? It had been over a year or so - still no job. So perhaps your point was that you are exporting your unemployable people here?
I never said NC was dying. My point was that the perception is that NY is dying and NC is booming. A booming state does not have an unemployment rate of 11.3%.
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Old 04-06-2009, 09:05 AM
 
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Well, I don't think the unemployment percentages tell the whole story. For example, if the extra 3% of people that are employed in NY are employed in minimum wage jobs (that keep people below the poverty line relative to cost of living), then I wouldn't say that NY is booming.

Besides, I don't know that people really consider NC (or anywhere, for that matter) to be booming right now. I really haven't heard states discussed in those terms since before the housing bubble burst and the economy went to hell.
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Old 04-06-2009, 09:38 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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Well, I don't think the unemployment percentages tell the whole story. For example, if the extra 3% of people that are employed in NY are employed in minimum wage jobs (that keep people below the poverty line relative to cost of living), then I wouldn't say that NY is booming.

Besides, I don't know that people really consider NC (or anywhere, for that matter) to be booming right now. I really haven't heard states discussed in those terms since before the housing bubble burst and the economy went to hell.
EXACTLY.

Charlotte is not booming and won't be "booming" any time soon.

And the only people who seemed to think "Charlotte was a boom town" were those writing stories about "top places to do xxx" and that was based (usually) on the great migration of people to find cheaper housing and taxes here.

Those days are gone. We don't have the jobs, so why would anyone come here unless to retire?

Now, we have a great climate to establish new businesses or move a business's headquarters to . . . and hopefully, in the next two years, corporations will recognize this and move here.
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Old 04-06-2009, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Latest unemployment rates: North Carolina - 10.8% (4th worst in the nation); New York - 7.8%. If NC is booming and NY is dying, how can this be?
hahahaha - we aren't booming or dying for pete's sake! We have simply experienced a huge deluge of folks from other parts of the country (mainly NY and NJ) which has inflated our very experienced work force past the over saturation point. There just aren't enough jobs here right now for all the folks looking for one.
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