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

Khabib Nurmagomedov: The mystery behind the UFC star not revealing much about his wife

first_imgLast Updated: 28th November, 2019 21:48 IST Khabib Nurmagomedov: The Mystery Behind The UFC Star Not Revealing Much About His Wife Khabib Nurmagomedov is one of the biggest names in UFC right now. Find out the mystery behind Khabib’s never seen wife and know more about his family. WATCH US LIVE SUBSCRIBE TO US First Published: 28th November, 2019 21:48 IST Danish Ansari Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Tony Ferguson set for April 2020Khabib Nurmagomedov is finally set to face Tony Ferguson early next year in April. The fight will reportedly take place in Brooklyn Center, according to UFC President Dana White, considering Khabib’s grievances with the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Khabib has made the contract official from his end, whereas Tony Ferguson is yet to come to the table. 9 months ago UFC: Khabib Nurmagomedov reveals Conor McGregor’s words before winning UFC 229 fight Khabib Nurmagomedov familyThe MMA community is well aware of Khabib Nurmagomedov and his long list of accomplishments he has had throughout his career. He has close family members who are also associated with mixed martial arts as well. This includes his father Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, an army veteran and a master of the sport. Khabib also has two brothers, Abubakar and Magomed, who are also MMA fighters. His several cousins are signed to prime MMA promotions, something that the fighter has acknowledged on numerous occasions. However, there has always been an air of mystery around his wife.Also Read | UFC: Khabib Nurmagomedov Vs Tony Ferguson Is Fixed For 2020; Date RevealedKhabib Nurmagomedov wife – What’s the mystery?Khabib Nurmagomedov has known his wife Patimat Nurmagomedova since childhood before finally getting married to her in June 2013. Reportedly, the wedding ceremony was attended by the whole Dagistan village with around 4,000 in attendance. On the day of their wedding, Patimat was dressed in a traditional white opaque veil covering her face. Her face was never revealed in the media and she has not made any public appearances. The reason fans never see her pictures on the Internet is due to Khabib’s Islamic beliefs. Besides that, Khabib Nurmagomedov also has a sister. MMA has seen many superstars dominate the sport over the years, however, UFC lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov has dominated to such an extent that he is considered widely as one of the best grapplers of all time with a record as impressive as 28-0. Khabib’s billing to the top came recently as he surged ahead in the wake of his dominant performance over Dustin Poirier at the UFC 242 event in Abu Dhabi. He gained more popularity with his win over Conor McGregor a year ago.Also Read | Khabib Nurmagomedov Calls Conor McGregor An “idiot”, Calls For People To Ignore Him LIVE TV WE RECOMMENDcenter_img Also Read | UFC: Khabib Nurmagomedov Says McGregor Needs 10 Wins Before Rematch 9 months ago UFC: Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Tony Ferguson is fixed for 2020; date revealed Written By Also Read | Khabib Nurmagomedov: Fighter’s Salary, Net Worth, Next UFC Opponent 9 months ago UFC: Tony Ferguson vs Khabib Nurmagomedov promo will give you goosebumps 10 months ago Khabib Nurmagomedov: Fighter’s salary, net worth, next UFC opponent COMMENT FOLLOW US 9 months ago Khabib Nurmagomedov calls Conor McGregor an “idiot”, calls for people to ignore himlast_img read more

DreamHack announces ‘Senior tournament’ amongst others

first_imgDreamHack has announced four side competitive events that will run at the same time as its main DreamHack Summer 2017 tournament. The four tournaments include an all-female tournament, a junior tournament for those under 18, a free-for-all tournament for and perhaps the most interesting, the ‘senior’ tournament.Image courtesy of DreamHackIn an environment in which most players are in their early to mid twenties, save for Wiktor “TaZ” Wojtas, having a tournament for players aged 30 and over is certainly a unique concept. This and the other three tournaments will be BYOC (Bring your Own Computer) and will run  from June 17-20 at Elmia Fair in Jönköping, Sweden like the main tournament. According to Yahoo Esports, the event “holds the Guinness World Record for highest number of computers in a LAN.”This tournament has the chance of turning into something like CS Reunion @ Inferno Online, a tournament run by DreamHack last April for ex-1.6 legends to show their skill once more. Players like Emil “HeatoN” Christensen of the classic SK 2003 squad would definitely be fan favourites but there are other legends who could make an appearance too. One player who immediately comes to mind is the Brazilian Raphael “cogu” Camargo who was considered to be the best Brazilian CS player of all time. Someone else who could make an appearance is popular streamer Anomaly’s dad Papanomaly, who is often seen in videos either assisting with case unboxings or actually playing the game.The prize winnings for the side tournaments are as follows:1st place – 10,000 SEK2nd place – 5,000 SEK3rd place – Product prizesEsports Insider says: It is very considerate for DreamHack to create tournaments for people who might not have otherwise competed. It will definitely be a breath of fresh air from seeing the same teams compete against each other. Perhaps the Junior tournament will show us some great up-and-coming legends that might get a chance at their own pro contract.last_img read more