We here in Lee County in central North Carolina just got some bad news: the Lee County Economic Development Corp announced that the unemployment rate rose from 11.0 percent in May to 11.2 percent in June while the labor force declined from 26,887 to 26,818. Honestly, these statistics merely confirm the feeling of economic malaise that pervades this area of the state. Even sadder is how many folks are not part of these statistics because they’ve given up looking for work or because they do have a job but it’s not what they want.
I wish these folks could know the joy we’ve come to know in our family the last few years. We’ve been so blessed in our family that Emily found Thirty-One Gifts, which allowed her to build a business, quit her full-time work, stay at home to be a mom to our girls, and even earn us trips to Disney World, Cancun, and Dominican Republic. I just want to stand outside the unemployment office and sign people up!
See Thirty-One’s Income Disclosure Statement here: IncomeDisclosureStatement