Thursday, May 28, 2020

NC: Cooper isn’t addressing urgent needs

Via Cousin John

Gov. Roy Cooper looks on during an April 30, 2020 press conference with N.C. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy Cohen. (Government file photo)

During the month of April alone, North Carolina lost 572,000 jobs, or 12.5% of the state’s total employment. That’s a higher rate of job loss than any of our neighbors experienced. Among the 12 Southeastern states, only Kentucky and West Virginia fared worse.

North Carolina is experiencing an economic disaster, one of the largest and fastest downturns in the history of our state. Our leaders should be responding to this crisis with great urgency. Gov. Roy Cooper is not.

The number of workers affected is mindboggling. There were about 820,000 fewer North Carolinians working in April than in February. Only 49.4% of those aged 16 or older were employed. That’s the lowest employment-to-population ratio in modern North Carolina history — far lower than during the depths of the Great Recession.


  1. @#$%^& Cooper. He is a Democrat. Do you think he wants the economy to recover? He doesn't give a rat's ass who it hurts. REVOLUTION !!

    1. He doesn't give a rat's ass who it hurts.