A barbecue fundraiser for Lt. Governor Dan Forest of North Carolina, was held on August 24, 2016 at the lovely home of Betsy and Jim Duncan in Durham. Lt. Governor Forest spoke of the tremendous accomplishments that have been made under the Pat McCrory administration.North Carolina’s unemployment rate decreased below the national average to 4.7 percent in July. Since Governor Pat McCrory entered office in 2013, the number of unemployed persons in North Carolina is 45 percent lower.
Recently, Governor McCrory stated that “As home to one of the fastest growing economies in the country, North Carolina’s unemployment rate has now dropped below the national average and more than 300,000 new jobs have been added since 2013,” said Governor McCrory. “We have successfully modernized the tax code, fixed the broken unemployment insurance system and implemented an economic development strategy that has strengthened the economy and put more people back to work.”
The unemployment rate is now lower than it has been since May 2007 and the size of the labor force is 2.9 percent larger than in January 2013.The following photos were taken at the event for Lt. Governor Dan Forest. Nancy
From the left: Joyce Cotton and Gayle Daniel