Unemployment rate up, jobs down

first_imgUNEMPLOYMENT EDGES UP SLIGHTLY TO 4.8% IN JULY, VERMONT’S ANNUAL JOB SLIPS DOWN 0.1%.Montpelier (August 15, 2008)– The Vermont Department of Labor announced today that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for July 2008 was 4.8 percent, up one-tenth of a point from the revised June rate of 4.7% and up one point from a year ago.”National economic conditions continue to make job growth a challenge in the short-term,” said Patricia Moulton Powden, Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Labor. “This is showing up in our own labor market as a slight increase in unemployment coupled with a small decline in job growth.”Vermont’s observed seasonally adjusted monthly changes in employment, unemployment and unemployment rate are not statistically different from June values. For comparison purposes, the US seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for July was 5.7 percent, up two-tenths of a point from June 2008. Unemployment rates for Vermont’s 17 labor market areas ranged from 2.9 percent in Hartford to 6.0 percent in Newport. Local labor market area unemployment rates are not seasonally adjusted. For comparison, the unadjusted unemployment rate for Vermont was 4.5 percent, down two-tenths of a point from June 2008 and up eight-tenths of a point from a year ago.Jobs Data (Vermont’s job count estimates are produced from a statewide survey of business establishments conducted under the Current Employment Survey (CES) – a cooperative effort with the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.)Seasonally adjusted job levels fell by 1,200 or -0.4% over June, and by -700 or -0.2% over the year. Much of the decline came as a result of a larger than expected fall in Local Government jobs – mostly education, (-600 or -2.0% over the month) and Construction jobs, (-400 or -2.8% over the month). However, sixteen out of the twenty-three seasonally adjusted series we measure showed declines or no growth in jobs. An important exception was Private Educational Services which grew by 700 jobs or 5.5% over the month.Before seasonal adjustment, Total Non-Farm jobs fell seasonally by -8,650 jobs or -2.8% from June to July – again driven by Local Government Education which shed 9,600 jobs for the summer. More importantly, annual unadjusted job growth was down -300 jobs or -0.1%. Seasonal job gains were seen in Construction (+150 / 0.8%), but the segment remains in decline showing a 650 job annual loss or -3.5%. Similarly, Retail Trade jobs grew by 100 in July, but still fell short of last year by 250 jobs or -0.6%. Leisure and Hospitality sector grew by 1,400 jobs or 4.2% in July, leaving the sector unchanged over the year.-30-last_img read more

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Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana: ‘Barcelona is my home…’

first_imgHighly-rated Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana has reiterated that ‘Barcelona is my home’ and that he would be open to a return to the club.Advertisement The Cameroon international goalkeeper has earned rave reviews at the Dutch giants whom he joined from La Masia in 2015 and helped Ajax to multiple success both domestically and in Europe. Promoted ContentThese Are The Best Stargazing Locations You Can Find On EarthCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time10 Of The Worst Celebrity Dads In HollywoodWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe Best Cars Of All Time Loading… Onana has a contract at the Amsterdam-based club until 2022 began his career at the Samuel Eto’o Foundation before joining the Blaugrana’s youth system in 2010.“It is difficult to know,” Onana told Canal + Sport Africa, via Marca, when asked if he would return to the Camp Nou. “Barcelona is my home and, if I have to come back, I will come back.“But we are far from that, since I am an Ajax goalkeeper and we will see what happens at the end of the season.”A report in Diario Sport from February outlined how Barcelona would be willing to rival interest from Chelsea in the goalkeeper this year.In an interview with RMC Sport from October, Onana said: “Barcelona came back in for me this summer. It is home to me. I was part of the club.“Logically, they are always keen to repatriate their own. Perhaps it was not the right time to go back, and maybe I will never go back! This summer, though, was not right for it.”Read Also: Chelsea place €70m price-tag on French midfielderReports had claimed that Barcelona were keen on signing Onana to replace Jasper Cillessen – who joined Valencia – but instead opting to sign Los Che goalkeeper Neto in what was effectively a swap deal.Marc-Andre Ter Stegen is the long-term first choice goalkeeper at the Camp Nou.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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Stoke strike lucky to take a point

first_img Chester was not so lucky next time, when Livermore’s underhit back pass invited Glenn Whelan to charge at goal. All the momentum lay with the Irishman, who was left in a heap by an outstretched leg that had denied a clear scoring chance. Referee Jonathan Moss did not hesitate to produce the red card, leaving the hosts with a mountain to climb. The tactical reshuffle was relatively simple, Ahmed Elmohamady and Robertson swapping wing-back to full-back and Tom Ince dropping deeper into midfield. It was a system Stoke struggled to pick holes in despite their advantage. There were half-chances – an Odemwingie dribble into the area, Erik Pieters’ wayward drive – but the hosts were holding up well. Hughes responded by sending on summer signing Bojan Krkic four minutes before half-time, with Whelan sacrificed, but he was unimpressive in Hull’s opener just seconds later. Lacking the bite that Whelan would have offered, he allowed Tom Huddlestone to breeze past him and unleash a low shot that Asmir Begovic could only palm back out. Jelavic anticipated well, beat Marc Wilson to the ball and hooked home from a tight angle. It was the least Hull’s battling response deserved and it was the hosts who ended the half pressing for a second as Stoke lost all semblance of calm. Hughes’ half-time words seemed to have some effect, though, with his side much improved after the break. McGregor was called on twice in as many minutes, saving low from Shawcross following a free-kick routine then diving in front of Diouf to smother a cross. The respective managers quickly re-drew the battle lines, Hughes sending Peter Crouch on as a second striker and Steve Bruce replacing Ince with another defender in Liam Rosenior. Stoke had their best chance yet when Bojan’s deft pass played in Crouch after 64 minutes but a clumsy touch allowed McShane to make a covering challenge. The ball looped invitingly for Diouf but his cushioned header landed a yard wide. Stoke’s final substitute, Charlie Adam, was into the game immediately, firing a 25-yarder that McGregor flicked over the crossbar. The game was gradually building towards Stoke’s response but Hull did not seem liable to crack. It took a wrongly-awarded throw-in and an unusal bounce of the ball to breach them, Bardsley hitting Bojan’s cross into the ground and watching it rear up and bounce off the frame of the goal. McGregor, briefly disorientated, allowed it to come back off him instead of gathering it and Shawcross did just enough – his effort confirmed by goal-line technology. There would no winner but Hull, ever game for the fight, ended the game bravely seeking one. Stoke salvaged a controversial late point against 10-man Hull after captain Ryan Shawcross bundled home from point-blank range seven minutes from time. The Tigers had James Chester sent off after only 14 minutes but appeared on course to claim an unlikely win after Nikica Jelavic’s instinctive finish gave them the lead shortly before half-time. Indeed, for much of the 76 minutes they played with a man disadvantage but they were the better side, out-passing, out-chasing and outworking a Potters team that lacked direction. However, Stoke rescued a result, and a first point of the season, when Phil Bardsley’s angled shot ricocheted off the inside of the post and against goalkeeper Allan McGregor and was nudged over the line by the waiting Shawcross. Hull were left to fume with the goal coming from a Stoke throw-in which should have gone the home side’s way. A point was arguably more than Mark Hughes’ side deserved for such a listless showing but Hull must surely have feared worse when they were asked to play the majority of the game at a numerical disadvantage. Hull were eager to assert themselves in the opening minutes, looking to get on the front foot and attempting to target Bardsley at right-back. Andrew Robertson was the chosen outlet and he began to find his range with a couple of teasing crosses from the left. Yet despite Hull’s positive start, exemplified by the busy Stephen Quinn, Stoke were threatening on the break. Their first warning came after only three minutes when Peter Odemwingie played in Mame Diouf. He shook off Chester to leave himself clean through but was judged to have fouled the defender in the process. Press Associationlast_img read more

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