Yuma, AZ hits new national unemployment high

Although Linda Valdez and her cohorts at the Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic) promote the idea of Mexico as a substantial trading partner and illegal aliens flooding border towns as America’s best hope for the future, the facts paint a much different picture.

The latest numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics have once again placed the border communities of Yuma, Arizona and El Centro, California at the top of the nation’s highest unemployment list. When we wrote about the disastrous figures this past June, the numbers were lower than they are now.

In Yuma, for example, the unemployment rate for June was 28.1 percent. Now Yuma has topped that shameful rate by jumping even higher to 29.8 percent. October’s abysmal national unemployment rate of 7.9 percent — takes on a healthy glow next to El Centro and Yuma — which are more than three-and-a-half times the national rate.

What do these communities have in common? Both El Centro and Yuma are contiguous to one another and to the Mexican border. The staggering unemployment has nearly doubled in the Yuma area during the first term of Barack Obama’s presidency. In January 2009, when Obama was inaugurated, the Labor Department reported an unemployment rate in Yuma of 15.4 percent. Yet inexplicably, Hispanic voters rewarded him with 71 percent of their vote in the 2012 presidential election. 

Bismarck, North Dakota had the nation’s lowest unemployment rate at a mere 2.2 percent.

Check out the demographics for Yuma, El Centro and Bismarck.


12 Responses to Yuma, AZ hits new national unemployment high

  1. VINOAZ says:

    Liberalism is a mental disorder, at best. How else does one explain that 71%? Those illegal aliens can also be described as undocumented Democrats. The left is destroying everything that made this country great. The Democrat party is ethically and morally bankrupt. They will do anything for power. Millions of sheep just reelected the worse president in American history.

    • eubykdisop says:

      I have well-founded serious doubts about the integrity of the election, VINOAZ! There has already been at least one request for the FBI to investigate two voting machines in Maryland. There were districts in swing states which had greater than 100% voter turnout which means that more people voted than were officially on the voter rolls. Yet the Republican Party refuses to make an issue of it. Why do you think that is, LOL!

      Here’s just one high profile example:

      “BREAKING: St. Lucie County, Florida Had 141.1% Turnout; Obama Won County”

      “Out of 175,554 registered voters, 247,713 vote cards were cast in St. Lucie County, Florida on Tuesday.”


      The Republican Party did not lift a finger or spend one cent to address this!

    • Ron says:

      OUTSTANDING, mental disorder or learned helplessness behavior that sucks people in to feeling they rely on government assistance and do hot have to pay into the society. This country seems to have tilted to a hand-out nation.

  2. Jack daniels says:

    This brings to mind the speech Clint Eastwood had with the “Empty Chair” president

  3. Arizona Conservative Guy says:

    No need to apologize, Seeing Red AZ. You guys do a fine job here and we all make mistakes. These were not of an informational nature. the facts included in the post speak for themselves. Thanks for all that you do. Get some rest!

  4. Frankly Speaking says:

    I just clicked on the included demographics for Yuma, El Centro and Bismark. It doesn’t take an Einstein or degreed statistician to see what the differences are. High populations of uneducated Hispanics as opposed to higher educated wage earners in Bismark. I can also answer the query as to why the unemployed in Yuma and El Centro would be among the Obama supporters. He provides all the benefits that allow them to remain out of work and he’s not white.

    • Ron says:

      white, black, brown, not a race issue. It is a leacher issue, those that take, take, take and do not pay into society. Free hand-outs by the liberals and obama have to stop.

      • Villanova says:

        Like it or not, the facts remain as Frankly stated them. The racism in this country is thankfully not coming from whites wearing white sheets as Democrat Sen. Robert Byrd did in his early years. The racism we see today is no longer cloaked and most often emanates from brown and black minorities and is directed at whites.

        A good example is the brouhaha over the lying and inept Susan Rice, who Obama is now hoping to promote to Secretary of State. Those questioning her integrity are automatically hit with being “bigots,” “anti-woman” or “playing the race card.” If you’re black and a DEMOCRAT, apparently you can’t be incompetent. Eric Holder has been provided the same cover. But conservative American patriot U.S. Rep. Allen West was hung out to dry and not a peep from the liberals in his defense.

        When your (presumably) white grandchildren are in the minority, do you honestly think the descendants of today’s minorities will right the wrongs of previous generations, as we have done — often to our own determent? White America has become so politically correct that we elevate the made-up “holiday” of Kwanzaa to the same level of Christmas and put our own college kids at a disadvantage by advancing lower GPA minority students to the front of the line, filling prized medical and law school slots, simply because of their skin color. What universities should be doing is placing ALL exceptional scholars, regardless of their ethnicity. How would you like to be undergoing surgery performed by a doctor who didn’t make the grades but had the right amount of skin pigment or have your life defended by a lawyer who didn’t make the grades but was the right ethnicity? It’s absurd. Qualifications have nothing to do with race, and they shouldn’t — but they do.

  5. eubykdisop says:

    Hey, SRAZ, yous guys is great! We luvs ‘ya! :-)

  6. Seeing Red AZ says:

    Thanks euby! The feeling is mutual. But we really did screw up today.

  7. Michelle says:

    I’m a bit surprised to hear that unemployment is as high as it is in Yuma. I honestly, had no idea our neighboring city was in such a crisis.