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

Police Blotter 02-06-2020

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Pardew remains resolute

first_imgAlan Pardew is even more determined to turn things around at Newcastle after finding his family and friends caught in the crossfire amid a furious debate over his future. The manager admitted in the immediate aftermath of the game that he expected to hold discussions with the billionaire – who, it was revealed on Thursday, has increased his stake in Rangers to almost nine per cent – this week, although club sources later insisted there would be no “crisis” talks. Pardew said: “I spoke to Mike and the chief executive [Lee Charnley], and the message is very much, ‘How can we support you?’. “I would not expect any different, even if they were thinking differently privately. They have been very solid and I appreciate that. “It’s getting lost in the wash a little bit, that I’m here out of arrogance or Mike’s being stubborn about it to annoy people. “We’re not. We’re just trying to get what is right for the team and it’s obvious that the team isn’t functioning very well at the moment. “But there is no lack of fight and that is something which is important. There have been some harsh words on the training ground and that is where they’ll stay. We need a bit more.” Asked if this is the most difficult period he has had in his managerial career, Pardew replied: “Yeah, it probably is. But I have had difficult periods before.” The Magpies boss at least received a boost on Thursday afternoon when midfielder Cheick Tiote re-affirmed his commitment to the club after quotes emerged in his native Ivory Coast suggesting he would seek a move in January. Tiote, the subject of a rejected summer bid from Lokomotiv Moscow, told Newcastle’s official website, “I saw the quotes that appeared yesterday, but they are not accurate. “Yes, there was some interest in me over the summer and that can be a bit distracting, but nothing came of it. “I’m back to full fitness and only thinking about doing my best for the team. We are not in a good position in the league right now and I want to get us up to where we should be. “I am as committed as I have ever been to Newcastle.” He said: ‘It’s not something that I’m used to, in the past two or three weeks. I’m going about my business as I normally do. “My family and friends worry me a little bit, because it’s started going past football media a little bit at times. That’s not nice. “But that makes me more determined and that’s just the make-up that I have. I don’t shy away from it. I’ve been out and about all week. I’ve been out in town and I will continue to do that.” Pardew, who revealed he has had fans express their hope that he will fight his way through as well as some who have been less supportive, heads for Swansea on Saturday knowing another defeat would further fuel the fires of his increasingly vocal critics. However, he is refusing to walk away from a job he insists he treasures. He said: “You have to understand that this is my business. I love this football club. “The players are feeling a little bit of the stress and the heat that is upon them. They are a young group and I need to help them. I will do that until such point where it comes that I can’t help them anymore.” Owner Mike Ashley, whose tongue-in-cheek threat to sack Pardew if he lost at the Britannia Stadium prompted fresh headlines last week, was there in person to witness the latest setback to a team which was substantially, although perhaps not as extensively as it might have been, remodelled during the summer. The 53-year-old remains in charge at St James’ Park despite a 1-0 defeat at Stoke on Monday evening which left the club second from bottom in the Barclays Premier League without a win this season and having collected three points on only five occasions in 2014. Pardew has had to endure vitriolic calls for his head from sections of his own club’s support in recent weeks and while he admits that has been tough, he is unhappy that others have been affected too. Press Associationlast_img read more

Caleb Ewan wins Stage 11 of the ongoing Tour de France

first_imgPARIS: Caleb Ewan won Stage 11 of the ongoing Tour de France in a photo finish after a feisty bunch sprint in Poitiers saw Peter Sagan relegated after barging Wout van Aert near the barriers.Boxed out on the slight uphill drag to the line, Australian pocket-rocket Ewan (Lotto Soudal) on Wednesday kept his cool before timing his sprint to perfection to power past Sam Bennett (Deceuninck-QuickStep) in the middle of the road while Sagan and van Aert clashed to his right. The four riders came home in a line separated by less than half a wheel, with Ewan’s superior lunge the difference as the 26-year-old notched his second win of the race. But as he and Ireland’s Bennett pumped fists after a thrilling finale, Jumbo-Visma’s van Aert and Bora-Hansgrohe’s Sagan were busy trading insults after an apparent shoulder barge by the Slovakian helped him to second place. After consulting the footage, the race jury announced that Sagan was relegated to the back of the group for his dangerous manoeuvre – elevating Bennett to second place and van Aert to third. The decision was a massive blow for Sagan’s chances of winning an eighth green jersey in nine years, with Bennett now opening up a huge 68-point lead at the top of the standings. In the battle for yellow, van Aert’s teammate Primoz Roglic retained race lead on a day of inaction for the GC hopefuls. The Slovenian leads Colombia’s Egan Bernal (Ineos Grenadiers) by 21 seconds and Frenchman Guillaume Martin (Cofidis) by 28 seconds as the race heads towards the hills of the Massif Central. “It was very, very hectic,” Ewan said after the fifth Tour win of his career. “I had a real desire to win today after the disappointment of yesterday, and I wanted to repay my teammates for all the effort they had put in. I didn’t know I’d won but I saluted just in case – I was looking down as I lunged with the bike so I wasn’t sure. I hope to get through the mountains alright and have another go in Paris.” IANS Also Watch: Special Trains from September 12: Here are the Detailslast_img read more

PL on Citi: Liverpool beat Sheffield Utd 2-0 to go unbeaten in one year

first_img Source: BBC Unbeaten Premier League leaders Liverpool made it a full year without losing in the top flight as Sheffield United were brushed aside at Anfield.A slice of good fortune enabled the Reds to take an early lead – George Baldock’s slip allowing Andy Robertson to set up Mohamed Salah for a simple close-range finish in just the fourth minute.But there was nothing fortuitous about their win, which Sadio Mane sealed, finishing at the second attempt after being played in by Salah.It maintains the Reds’ 13-point advantage at the top of the division after nearest rivals Leicester and Manchester City both won on New Year’s Day.Jurgen Klopp’s side have dropped just two points from a possible 60 this season.For Chris Wilder’s side, this was a second successive defeat, but they remain firmly in credit from the first half of their league campaign and sit eighth in the table, just two points off fifth.A magnificent yearLiverpool’s 18th consecutive league win and 51st top-flight encounter without defeat in a row at Anfield was another showcase for a side working to near maximum capacity.Despite Klopp labelling as “criminal” a festive fixture schedule that has seen his side play six games in 17 days, the German kept his team changes to a minimum.He did have to make a late alteration, bringing James Milner in for the man he originally drafted in to the side, Naby Keita, who injured himself in the warm-up, but it made little discernable difference.In fact, Milner was superb as one third of a brilliant midfield unit, along with Jordan Henderson and Georginio Wijnaldum.Their work-rate, movement and accuracy of passing provided the platform, with Virgil van Dijk alert and efficient on the rare occasions Sheffield United were allowed a kick in the Liverpool half.Salah scored one, but he would have had more but for the combination of some excellent reflex saves from Dean Henderson and the woodwork – the Egyptian’s chipped second-half cross floating past everyone and hitting the inside of the post.Roberto Firmino went close to his first Anfield goal since March with a curling effort just past the post and should have got it later in the second half, but failed to connect with Trent Alexander-Arnold’s low cross from point-blank range.In the end, though, two was more than enough to seal another win and move another step closer to their ultimate goal.Having achieved an ‘Invincibles’ year, Liverpool still have a long way to go to match the ‘Invincibles’ season achieved by Arsenal in 2003-04.However, it would now take an implosion of unprecedented proportions to deny the Reds a first top-flight title in 30 years.last_img read more