David Levin asks a valid question in a letter to the editor in today’s The News:
To the Editor:
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the percent of the labor force that is unemployed in the United States for the month of June stands at 9.7 percent.
Unfortunately, here in Cumberland County, we have New Jersey’s highest unemployment rate for June at 12.2 percent. New Jersey’s overall unemployment rate for June was 9.2 percent.
Cumberland County’s unemployment rate is 2.5 percent higher than the national average and 3 percent higher than New Jersey’s average.
Does the Cumberland County Board of Chosen Freeholders have any plans on the table to help lower the unemployment rate?
David M. Levin Vineland
Of course we expect Lou’s apologist to attack the messenger rather than to address the issue of unemployment. Of course that is always Lou’s way. He learned it well from Doug Rainear; misdirection. Never answer a question, they attack the source of the question. They used this tactic on Carl Johnson, and Doug Rainear continues to this day with old news.