Job counts up slightly in October, jobless rate unchanged at 5.2%

first_imgJob counts up slightly in October, jobless rate unchanged at 5.2%Montpelier (November 21, 2008) — The Vermont Department of Labor announced today that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for October 2008 was 5.2% percent, unchanged from the revised September rate and up 1.3 points from a year ago.”Though our employment and job numbers looked relatively good in October we believe that the impact is temporary,” said Patricia Moulton Powden, Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Labor. “The increases we saw in seasonally adjusted employment and jobs may have been due to our surveys capturing a favorable foliage season. Never-the-less we welcome the stability in our unemployment rate in an environment where our national rate grew four-tenths of a point.”Job GrowthBefore seasonal adjustment, Total Non-Farm jobs grew by 2,000 or 0.6% from September to October. Despite this growth, Total Non-Farm jobs remains down by 0.3%, or about 900 jobs, over the year. The largest monthly gainers in October were Local Education (+1,750 or 7.6%), Retail Trade (+500 or 1.3%) and Accommodations (+400 or 4.3%). On an annual basis Healthcare & Social Assistance is the only sector showing significant job growth (+950 or 2.1%). The Manufacturing and Construction sectors have contracted by 750 and 950 jobs respectively over the year.When seasonally adjusted, job levels increased by 500 or 0.2% over September, but still lag a year ago by 900 or -0.3%. Leisure & Hospitality was primarily responsible for the job gain over the month, (+800 jobs or 2.5%). We believe this to be a temporary phenomenon caused by our sample capturing the impact of a favorable foliage season whereas in most years it does not.Employment GrowthVermont’s observed seasonally adjusted monthly changes in labor force and employment were statistically significant and greater than September values, but unemployment levels and rates were not. For comparison purposes, the US seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for August was 6.5 percent, up four-tenths of a point form September 2008. Unemployment rates for Vermont’s 17 labor market areas ranged from 2.8 percent in Hartford to 6.2 percent in Newport. Local labor market area unemployment rates are not seasonally adjusted. For comparison, the unadjusted unemployment rate for Vermont was 4.6 percent, down three-tenths of a point from September 2008 and up 1.3 points from a year ago.last_img read more

MVP Coman reveals ‘heartache’ after crushing PSG’s UCL dreams

first_img Loading… Kingsley Coman  admitted he felt “a little heartache” after his goal ended his boyhood club Paris Saint-Germain’s dreams of conquering Europe on Sunday.Advertisement Paris-born Coman was also awarded the MVP after heading  home the only goal at the Estadio da Luz in Lisbon as Bayern Munich won the Champions League and were crowned the continent’s best side for the sixth time. “It’s an incredible feeling, lots of happiness and a bit of sadness for Paris, they had a great run,” Coman told French broadcaster RMC.“My heart was 100 percent Bayern because I’m 100 percent professional but I’m not going to lie, to see Presnel (Kimpembe) like that, to see our team like that, gave me a little bit of heartache.“Bayern won but you need to respect what Paris have done.”The 1-0 defeat for PSG, who Coman joined as an eight-year-old in 2004, means they yet to triumph in the competition the club’s Qatari owners want to win most of all.Read Also: PSG boss backs Neymar, Mbappe after UCL final lossBayern meanwhile strengthened their European pedigree after completing a second treble of Bundesliga, German Cup and Champions League titles, but Coman said that experience didn’t count in the final.“I think that’s a small detail that can have an effect, but it wasn’t just that in this game,” he said.“Paris played really well, as did we, I think that it was a great final and we are very happy.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayIs This The Most Delicious Food In The World?What’s Up With All The Female Remakes?8 Things You Didn’t Know About Coffee11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made18 Beautiful Cities That Are Tourist MagnetsThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Betterlast_img read more

Everton to continue spending spree with Juventus midfielder in sights

first_img Stefano Sturaro in action for Juventus 1 Everton are interested in snapping up Juventus midfielder Stefano Sturaro during the summer transfer window.The Italy international signed a new four-and-a-half-year deal with Juve last December and despite not being a regular starter, he remains a key member of the squad.His performances in midfielder have attracted the attention of Everton, who are keeping tabs on a number of Italian stars.And, according to Sky Italia, the Toffees are currently working on a deal to bring Sturaro to Goodison Park ahead of next season.It is unclear whether the Italian champions are willing to part with the 24-year-old, given he is still considered a valuable member of the squad.However, he is yet to establish himself as a guaranteed starter and it remains to be seen whether the midfielder will consider moving to England for regular football.last_img read more

ACC arrests 3 Ctg port officials

first_imgThe Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Wednesday arrested three officials of Chittagong Port Authority in a graft case.An ACC team of its Chittagong divisional office, led by its director Md Abu Sayed, arrested them from the port area, ACC public relations officer Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya told UNB.The arrestees are assistant transport inspector (NCT yard) of Chittagong Port Authority Md Monwar Hossain, and its upper division clerks Md Nurul Islam Chowdhury and Pulak Kanti Das.Earlier in the day, the ACC filed a case against them with Halishahar police station in the port city of Chittagong for allegedly plundering the government’s revenue of over Tk 7 million from the Chittagong port.According to the case statement, all the accused in collusion with each other misappropriated the amount by releasing 404 metric tonnes of crude gliserin from the port showing false documents in September 2015.last_img read more