“North Carolina is holding her own in job creation but we are not immune from national economic trends, which means we have to take aggressive steps to minimize any hardships.”
Governor Easley to Fast Track Capital Improvement Projects to Stimulate State Economy November 26 Press release from Office of the Governor
"North Carolina ranked 42nd among the 50 states and the District of Columbia for year-over-year job growth, according to a new report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The state posted a net loss of 21,100 nonfarm jobs from October 2007 to October 2008."
Holding our own? Another reason to be wary of anyone who says they're from the government; and they're here to help.