US unemployment rate down one-tenth to 9.1 percent

first_imgTotal nonfarm payroll employment rose by 117,000 in July, and the unemploymentrate was little changed at 9.1 percent, down from 9.2 percent in June, the US Bureau of Labor Statisticsreported today. Job gains occurred in health care, retail trade, manufacturing,and mining. Government employment continued to trend down. The drop in the unemployment rate is attributed mostly to a reduction in the labor force, as fewer people were looking for work, but there was some modest gains in jobs.Household Survey DataThe number of unemployed persons (13.9 million) and the unemployment rate (9.1percent) changed little in July. Since April, the unemployment rate has shownlittle definitive movement. The labor force, at 153.2 million, was littlechanged in July, with a gain of 117,000.Among the major worker groups, the unemployment rates for adult men(9.0 percent),adult women (7.9 percent), teenagers (25.0 percent), whites (8.1 percent),blacks (15.9 percent), and Hispanics (11.3 percent) showed little or no changein July. The jobless rate for Asians was 7.7 percent, not seasonally adjusted.The number of persons unemployed for less than 5 weeks declined by 387,000 inJuly, mostly offsetting an increase in the prior month. The number of long-termunemployed (those jobless for 27 weeks and over), at 6.2 million, changed littleover the month and accounted for 44.4 percent of the unemployed.The civilian labor force participation rate edged down in July to 63.9 percent,and the employment-population ratio was little changed at 58.1 percent.The number of persons employed part time for economic reasons (sometimes referredto as involuntary part-time workers) was about unchanged in July at 8.4 million.These individuals were working part time because their hours had been cut backor because they were unable to find a full-time job.In July, 2.8 million persons were marginally attached to the labor force, littlechanged from a year earlier. (These data are not seasonally adjusted.) Theseindividuals were not in the labor force, wanted and were available for work,and had looked for a job sometime in the prior 12 months. They were not countedas unemployed because they had not searched for work in the 4 weeks precedingthe survey.Among the marginally attached, there were 1.1 million discouraged workers inJuly, about the same as a year earlier. (These data are not seasonallyadjusted.) Discouraged workers are persons not currently looking for workbecause they believe no jobs are available for them. The remaining 1.7 millionpersons marginally attached to the labor force in July had not searched forwork in the 4 weeks preceding the survey for reasons such as school attendanceor family responsibilities.Establishment Survey DataTotal nonfarm payroll employment increased by 117,000 in July, following littlegrowth over the prior 2 months. Total private employment rose by 154,000 overthe month, reflecting job gains in several major industries, including healthcare, retail trade, manufacturing, and mining. Government employment continuedto decline.Health care employment grew by 31,000 in July. Ambulatory health care servicesand hospitals each added 14,000 jobs over the month. Over the past 12 months,health care employment has grown by 299,000.Retail trade added 26,000 jobs in July. Employment in health and personal carestores rose by 9,000 over the month with small increases distributed amongseveral other retail industries. Employment in retail trade has increased by228,000 since a recent low in December 2009.Manufacturing employment increased in July (+24,000); nearly all of theincrease was in durable goods manufacturing. Within durable goods, the motorvehicles and parts industry had fewer seasonal layoffs than typical for July,contributing to a seasonally adjusted employment increase of 12,000.Manufacturing has added 289,000 jobs since its most recent trough in December2009, and durable goods manufacturing added 327,000 jobs during this period.In July, employment in mining rose by 9,000; virtually all of the gain (+8,000)occurred in support activities for mining. Employment in mining has increasedby 140,000 since a recent low in October 2009.Employment in professional and technical services continued to trend up in July(+18,000). This industry has added 246,000 jobs since a recent low in March2010. Employment in temporary help services changed little over the month andhas shown little movement on net so far this year.Elsewhere in the private sector, employment in construction, transportationand warehousing, information, financial activities, and leisure and hospitalitychanged little over the month.Government employment continued to trend down over the month (-37,000).Employment in state government decreased by 23,000, almost entirely due to apartial shutdown of the Minnesota state government. Employment in localgovernment continued to wane over the month.The average workweek for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls was unchangedover the month at 34.3 hours. The manufacturing workweek and factory overtimefor all employees also were unchanged at 40.3 hours and 3.1 hours, respectively.In July, the average workweek for production and nonsupervisory employees onprivate nonfarm payrolls was 33.6 hours for the sixth consecutive month.In July, average hourly earnings for all employees on private nonfarm payrollsincreased by 10 cents, or 0.4 percent, to $23.13. Over the past 12 months,average hourly earnings have increased by 2.3 percent. In July, average hourlyearnings of private-sector production and nonsupervisory employees increasedby 8 cents, or 0.4 percent, to $19.52.The change in total nonfarm payroll employment for May was revised from +25,000to +53,000, and the change for June was revised from +18,000 to +46,000.US DOL. 8.5.2011last_img read more

WADA to investigate athletes coached by banned Salazar: report

first_img(REUTERS) – World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) President Craig Reedie has said the organization will look into athletes who trained under banned coach Alberto Salazar as part of the Nike Oregon Project (NOP), according to a London Times report on Tuesday.Salazar, who counts Britain’s Olympic and world champion Mo Farah among the top distance runners he has coached, was last month banned for four years by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) for doping violations.The USADA investigation found no evidence of any wrongdoing by Salazar’s athletes.Alberto Salazar, coach to Mo Farah of Britain and Galen Rupp of the U.S.A. sits inside the Bird’s Nest Stadium at the Wold Athletics Championships in Beijing“We can look back at what testing these athletes have been subjected to over the years,” Reedie told The Times. “But it will be more interesting for us if there are samples we can retest.”According to the report, USADA officials are in the process of sending all of their evidence to WADA’s headquarters and The Times understands it would be willing to work alongside the global agency.USADA chief Travis Tygart told the newspaper in a statement: “We invited WADA to be observers and what they would have seen is that we left no stone unturned. That said, we are happily compiling the evidence and sending it to them.”American Salazar, who was a celebrated distance runner, winning three consecutive New York City marathons starting in 1980, has vowed to appeal his ban.last_img read more

Drug Offenders Nabbed During BSO Drug Bust – Guns & Cash…

first_imgPhoto Courtesy of Brookings Institute Caribbean-Americans fear of their children being hooked on illegal drugs has been allayed somewhat with the recent bust of 82 drug dealers and traffickers during a three-day crackdown by the Broward Sheriff’s Office.Police in Broward County said the sting operation was to help curb opioid abuse and the rise in related deathsDubbed Operation Bad Dose, the sting was carried out with assistance from the Drug Enforcement Administration, Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms, the U.S. Marshals, the High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, State Probation and the Fort Lauderdale Police Department.“This devastating crisis knows no bounds and affects individuals of every race, color, and socioeconomic status,” Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said in a statement. “It’s infecting our neighborhoods, poisoning our children and filling our morgues. We are committed to ending this alarming epidemic and saving lives.”29,6000 grams of narcotics off the streetsAuthorities said the drug sting took place over several months. Undercover detectives utilized tips from informants and the public to identify people who they said were bringing heroin into the U.S, The detectives also identified the dealers selling it on the streets of Broward County.Deputies said the arrests came after authorities executed 14 search warrants.Authorities said 29,600 grams of narcotics were prevented from being distributed on the streets, and 15 guns and more than $151,000 were seized.Heroin trafficking of 28 grams or more in the state of Florida carries a minimum mandatory sentence of 25 years in prison.last_img read more

Joe Johnson’s last-second heroics put Jazz over Clippers in Game 1

first_imgLOS ANGELES >> When it came to scoring against the Utah Jazz, Rudy Gobert figured to present the same defensive paradox as the series of obstacles in a children’s campfire sing-along: Can’t go over him, can’t go around him, can’t go through him.That lasted for all of 11 seconds.When Gobert crumpled to the ground moments after winning the opening tip, his left knee having collided with the knee of Luc Mbah a Moute, it seemed a game and a playoffs series had changed.Things are never that straightforward, however, for the Clippers. Not in the postseason. Playing without Gobert, the Jazz stunned the Clippers with a 97-95 Game 1 defeat when veteran Joe Johnson drove past Jamal Crawford and floated a shot that sailed just beyond DeAndre Jordan’s fingertips and bounced twice on the rim before falling through the net as time expired.“You lose the first game and obviously you want to win all of your home games,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. “We fought to the end of the year to get (homecourt advantage), now we’ve given it right back.”The Clippers had just rallied from an eight-point fourth-quarter deficit to tie the score at 95 on a bank shot by Chris Paul with 13.1 seconds left. The Jazz opted not to call a timeout and instead put the ball in the hands of Johnson, a former All-Star who has embraced a reserve role with the upstart Jazz.Gobert was diagnosed with a sprained left knee and, though X-rays were negative, left Staples Center before the game ended to undergo an MRI.The Clippers had won 18 of their last 20 games against Utah, dating back to 2012, and now the Western Conference’s No.  5-seeded team was without its anchor and leading Defensive Player of the Year candidate. So, how then, did the Clippers leave Staples Center on Saturday night saddled with an all-too-familiar feeling: In a 0-1 series hole, facing yet another uphill climb to overcome their years-long playoff demons?Paul pulled the Clippers within 90-89 on a 3 with 2:08 left in the game. They pulled within one point again at 94-93 when Blake Griffin buried a pair of free throws with 23.3 seconds remaining.With 18.7 seconds remaining, the Clippers fouled Derrick Favors, a career 66.4 percent free-throw shooter. He missed the first shot and made the second, setting up a dramatic finish.While the Jazz wait to find out whether they will have Gobert for the rest of the series, the Clippers issues are just as urgent. After flaming out in each of the past three playoffs in heartbreaking fashion, the Clippers find themselves facing the prospect of going back to a raucous Salt Lake City trailing by two games if they can’t find a way to win Game 2 on Tuesday.Blake Griffin led the Clippers with 26 points, while Paul had 25.However, the Clippers bench contributed just 12 points, while Utah’s veteran depth won out. All-Star Gordon Hayard finished with 19 points and 10 rebounds while Derrick Favors, thrust into a bigger role due to Gobert’s injury, finished with 15 points and six boards.After Gobert went down in the opening moment, the Clippers could not separate from the Jazz and trailed for much of the second quarter before Paul found a cutting Jamal Crawford with 1.2 seconds remaining before halftime to tie the game at 52.The Jazz took their biggest lead at 82-74 with 9:12 left in the fourth quarter when Jazz point guard George Hill banked in a 3-pointer as the shot clock expired.But the outcome was in doubt until Johnson’s last shot.The game everyone assumed was over in the first seconds actually was not decided until the final second ticked off the clock.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

2 teens, mother charged for killing Berbice security guard

first_imgTwo teenagers, along with the mother of one of them, were on Friday remanded to prison for the murder of a Corentyne, Berbice security guard.Carlos Ballers, 19, of Williamsburg; and Yuvraj Singh, 17, of Guava Bush, Albion Front, Berbice, appeared before Magistrate Renita Singh at the Albion Magistrate’s Court. The two were jointly charged. Also charged was Lalita Ballers of Section E, Port Mourant. However, she was charged separately also for murder.The three are accused of killing Munisperen Iyasammy Monien of Lot 45 Clifton, Port Mourant, Corentyne, during the course of a robbery on March 31. They wereDead: Munisperen Iyasammy Monienall remanded and the case will continue on April 23.Reports are Monien’s body was discovered in a pool of blood in a storeroom at Sukhsram General Store at Lot 13 Public Road, Rose Hall.The 53-year-old provided security services for two years for the store which sells agricultural products; working a 12-hour shift, which commenced at 17:00h.Following the discovery of the body, it was also discovered that money which was being kept in the store was missing.It was also reported that when the store was closed on Saturday afternoon, $1.5 million was locked in a draw inside. The money is reportedly missing.Police later arrested all of the employees following a theory that the robbery/murder was an inside job.Two days after, Ballers reportedly confessed toCharged: Lalita Ballers, mother of murder accused Carlos Ballersplotting the robbery and also implicated Singh, who later also allegedly confessed.As the Police continued to probe, Ballers allegedly took them to a house at Port Mourant where his mother lives. The woman reportedly went to a section of the yard and dug up some money, which was buried.Her son also reportedly showed the investigators where he had hidden the murderweapon.Meanwhile, the Police are searching for another suspect.last_img read more

WATCH: This splendid historical gem could be yours for €1.2million

first_imgA grand period property that is steeped in history has gone on the market in Castlefin, Co. Donegal for €1,200,000.The 10 bedroom Donaghmore House is now for sale and is a picture-perfect place for history lovers and hotel developers. Sweep through the classic rooms in this video from selling agents Sherry FitzGerald Rainey and try not to imagine yourself living the high life within the grand interiors.Donaghmore House was built in the 1800s and comprises of a three storey Victorian house (with a basement). It is set among 90 acres of land with a detached cast iron conservatory, two gate lodges, walled gardens and a range of outbuildings. Many original decorative features have been preserved in the home which boasts plenty of character.The property is a listed building under the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage. It is believed that it was once the home of rectors from the Spence family, who served as ministers of the church in the late 1700s to early 1800s. Sherry FitzGerald Rainey say the present house may have been built after this time.Image: Sherry FitzGerald RaineyImage: Sherry FitzGerald RaineyImage: Sherry FitzGerald RaineyImage: Sherry FitzGerald RaineyImage: Sherry FitzGerald RaineyDonaghmore House sits on the banks of the River Finn and its proximity to the N15 road means there is business potential for a hotel or other uses. The outbuildings too can be converted to residential or commercial use.What would you do with a property like this? Read the full listing here on This splendid historical gem could be yours for €1.2million was last modified: September 4th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:propertySherry Fitzgerald Raineylast_img read more

Have you seen Freddy the West Highland Terrier?

first_imgA white West Highland Terrier has gone missing in Letterkenny and his owners are anxious to see him returned home safely.The much-loved pet is missing from Ballymacool Terrace in Letterkenny. He will respond to being called Freddy.Missing Pet – Freddy was last seen at Ballymacool Terrace LetterkennyFreddy was last seen yesterday afternoon (Monday). He is white and is an older looking dog with a pleasant temperament. If you have seen Freddy or know anything about his whereabouts, please call Grainne on 0831523199. Have you seen Freddy the West Highland Terrier? was last modified: September 5th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DOGlost and foundmissing petlast_img read more