For some reason, Gov. Perdue has been selected by the National Governor’s Association to its Economic Development and Commerce Committee.
The NGA must be desperate. Consider Perdue’s resume on jobs: According the state Employment Security Commission, from Jan. 2009 when she took office to June 2011 (latest data available):
- Total employment in NC has dropped by 138,900 jobs – a contraction of 3.5%
- The number of unemployed in NC has risen by 22,243, a 5.2% increase
- The employment to population ratio in the state dropped from 58.9% to 55.8%
- The percentage of North Carolinians participating in the labor force (either working or actively seeking work) dropped from 64.9% to 61.9%