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  • Unemployment climbs to 6.4 percent

    first_imgMontpelier — The Vermont Department of Labor announced today that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for December 2008 was 6.4 percent, up seven-tenths of a point from the revised November rate and up 2.5 points from a year ago. The nation s job market deteriorated sharply in the fourth quarter and especially in December, said Patricia Moulton Powden, Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Labor. New estimation procedures indicate that Vermont s job market followed those national trends.The preliminary estimates of nonfarm jobs for December, and the revisions to the estimates for November, reflect substantive changes made in estimation procedures. These new procedures are designed to bring the aggregate monthly change in jobs for individual states into closer alignment with the change in national job counts reflected in the estimates produced and published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. As a result of these changes, the November and December 2008 estimates are not totally comparable to previous months’ data. This will be resolved with the release of revised (benchmarked) numbers for 2007 and 2008 that will be published in March of 2009. For details of these changes, please contact Andy Condon at the Vermont Department of Labor at 802-828-4153 or [email protected](link sends e-mail).Job GrowthBefore seasonal adjustment, Total Non-Farm (TNF) jobs increased by 1,700 or 0.6% from November to December. An increase is typically expected as we move into the height of the holiday season and the beginning of the winter recreation season. However, the observed job increase was smaller than expected resulting in an annual loss of -6,000 jobs or -1.9%. The largest monthly seasonal increase was observed in Leisure & Hospitality, (4,250 or 14.3%). This was enough to keep annual job growth in the sector slightly positive. Large and unexpected monthly loses were seen in Construction (-1,250 or -8.2%), Retail Trade (-350 or -0.9%) and Other Services, (-450 or -4.6%).When seasonally adjusted, December job levels declined by -2,400 or -0.8% over November and by -5,800 or -1.9% from December of 2007. Only Leisure and Hospitality showed a seasonally adjusted increase in jobs over the month, (+500 or 1.5%).Employment GrowthVermont s unemployment rate grew to 6.4 percent in December as a result of a sharp increase in the number of unemployed (+2,500 to 22,700) and a corresponding decrease in employed Vermonters (-2,500 to 334,200). Vermont s observed December seasonally adjusted employment, unemployment levels and unemployment rate were statistically significant. For comparison purposes, the US seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for December was 7.2 percent, up four-tenths of a point from November 2008. Unemployment rates for Vermont s 17 labor market areas ranged from 3.3% percent in Hartford to 9.8% percent in Newport. Local labor market area unemployment rates are not seasonally adjusted. For comparison, the December unadjusted unemployment rate for Vermont was 6.0 percent, up six-tenths of a point from November 2008 and up 2.3 points from a year ago.last_img read more

  • USNS Comfort Captain Says Mission to “Assist People” Continues

    first_imgBy Voice of America August 26, 2019 The ship can treat 500 patients a day, said U.S. Navy Captain Brian J. Debold, mission commander, during a press videoconference.The goal of the mission, known as “Enduring Promise,” is to relieve the pressure on public health systems of countries that have welcomed the 4 million Venezuelans who have left their country due to the political and economic crisis.Colombia has received almost 1 million Venezuelan migrants, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.Capt. Debold said that the ship’s arrival is a symbol of the United States’ “good faith” in helping the nations of the hemisphere.Doctors from different countries (Canada, Costa Rica, Mexico, and the United States, among others) work on board the ship, Capt. Debold said.The hospital ship arrived in Colombia after visiting Panama. The five-month mission that started in mid-June also involves medical personnel from the countries the ship visits.“Our mission is to assist people,” Capt. Debold said. After two months on the mission, the USNS Comfort has provided health care to more than 50,000 patients, Capt. Debold said, although he didn’t specify how many of those patients were Venezuelans.Exiled Venezuelan opposition lawmakers José Manuel Olivares and Gaby Arellano visited the ship in Colombia. Humberto Calderón Berti, the Venezuelan ambassador to Colombia named by Interim President Juan Guaidó, also visited the ship, as well as James Story, who was the highest ranking U.S. diplomat in Venezuela.“Hunger, poverty, and illness have no borders. We are deeply grateful to the U.S. government for all that they do for us,” said Calderón Berti.The humanitarian trip will also include other nations in the hemisphere, such as Haiti, Jamaica, Costa Rica, and Saint Lucia.“The Hospital Ship USNS Comfort represents our enduring promise to our partners in the Western Hemisphere, our shared neighborhood,” said U.S. Navy Admiral Craig S. Faller, commander of U.S. Southern Command.This marks the seventh deployment of the hospital ship to the region since 2007. The USNS Comfort made its last humanitarian mission in the region between October and December 2018, also visiting Colombia.last_img read more

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