by Jeff Taylor
Some recovery, huh?
The latest county-by-county unemployment numbers show little change from October. Mecklenburg County’s jobless rate ticked down from 11.1 to 11 percent, still above the statewide average of 10.7 percent and well above Wake County’s jobless rate of 8.3 percent, which remained unchanged.
But the Triangle continues to add jobs at a much faster rate than the Charlotte region. The Triangle added 1500 jobs in November compared to just 100 in the Charlotte area, according to state figures. As a result the Triangle has 794,200 jobs compared to Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord’s 813,900.
Current jobs define future income. As a result, anyone paying attention has to wonder how we are going to afford to pay for all the things our wise leaders have signed us up to buy.