Uncategorized

Whether you blame the weather or not, the results remain the same

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the unemployment rate was unchanged at 9.7% in February.

Also unchanged is the dissatisfaction of North Carolinians upset by a lack of progress on the economy and health care reform.

According to the latest Elon University poll, about 75 percent of North Carolinians surveyed disapprove of the way Congress is doing its job.

Poll director Hunter Bacot joins Chris Fitzsimon on “News and Views” this weekend and explains why Congress may continue to see its popularity sag, until consumers feel more confident about their ability find work or keep a job.

For those keeping score,  it’s estimated 14.9 million Americans were out of work last month.

For a preview of Bacot’s radio interview, please click below:

Check Also

Five things to have on your radar this week

#1 – Constitutional amendment on the fast track ...

Top Stories from NCPW

  • News
  • Commentary

GOP lawmakers want North Carolinians to make sweeping, permanent changes to the state Constitution a [...]

The lump started small and hid behind her ear. Harmless, the doctor said, nothing to worry about. So [...]

The Senate voted along party lines Tuesday night to overturn a partial judicial redistricting bill i [...]

Viola Williams has been crunching numbers and working out possible solutions since last week, when t [...]

The post Watch the Birdie appeared first on NC Policy Watch. [...]

From 1999-2016, opioid-related overdose fatalities increased by more than 800 percent in North Carol [...]

Would that North Carolina lawmakers had been so direct as “Pitchfork Ben” Tillman, a virulent white [...]

“I’m speechless.” So began the heartfelt lament of Rep. Verla Insko (D-Orange) late last Friday afte [...]