Unemployment rate up three-tenths

first_imgTotal Labor Force351,900352,600355,200-700-3,300   Employment335,800337,500340,900-1,700-5,100   Unemployment16,100        Changes From VERMONT JOB COUNTS REMAINSTABLE WHILE UNEMPLOYMENT INCREASES March              2008February2008March              2007February 2008March2007 Vermont Labor Force Statistics (Seasonally Adjusted) Theobserved seasonally adjusted monthly changes in the employment levels, unemploymentlevels and unemployment rate are not statistically different from February values.  For comparison purposes, the US seasonallyadjusted unemployment rate for February was 5.1 percent, up three-tenths of apoint from February 2008.  Unemploymentrates for Vermont’s 17 labor market areas ranged from 3.4 percentin Hartford to 9.1 percent in Newport.  Locallabor market area unemployment rates are not seasonally adjusted. Forcomparison, the unadjusted unemployment rate for Vermont was 5.3 percent, up three-tenths of a point fromFebruary 2008.center_img Montpelier — The Vermont Department of Labor announcedApril 18, 2008, that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for March 2008 was 4.6percent, up three-tenths of a point from last month and up six-tenths of apoint from a year ago.  Andrew.Condon@state.vt.us(link sends e-mail) v\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);}o\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);}w\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);}.shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);}September 16, 2005 Amy Hoskins Andy Condon 2 0 2008-04-18T19:23:00Z 2008-04-18T15:49:00Z 2008-04-18T15:49:00Z 1 1445 8241 DET 68 19 9667 10.2625 Normal Clean Clean 0 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:”Table Normal”; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:””; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:”Times New Roman”;}table.MsoTableSimple1 {mso-style-name:”Table Simple 1″; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; border-top:solid green 1.5pt; border-left:none; border-bottom:solid green 1.5pt; border-right:none; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:”Times New Roman”;}table.MsoTableSimple1FirstRow {mso-style-name:”Table Simple 1″; mso-table-condition:first-row; mso-tstyle-border-bottom:.75pt solid green; mso-tstyle-diagonal-down:0in none windowtext; mso-tstyle-diagonal-up:0in none windowtext;}table.MsoTableSimple1LastRow {mso-style-name:”Table Simple 1″; mso-table-condition:last-row; mso-tstyle-border-top:.75pt solid green; mso-tstyle-diagonal-down:0in none windowtext; mso-tstyle-diagonal-up:0in none windowtext;}April 18, 2008                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              “Vermont’s unemployment rate increased bythree-tenths of a point in March reflecting a national and regional economicslowdown,” said Patricia Moulton Powden, Commissioner of the Vermont Department ofLabor.  “On a more positive note, jobgrowth, as reported by our business survey remains stable.” last_img read more


Football News Marseille Beat Nice in Ligue 1 Amidst Homophobic Abuse

first_imghighlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Paris: Marseille won their first match under new coach Andre Villas-Boas on Wednesday thanks to a 2-1 derby win at Nice in a match that was suspended in the first half following homophobic abuse from the home side’s hardcore supporters. Dimitri Payet moved his side up to 13th on four points with a spot-kick with 17 minutes remaining after Nice midfielder Wylan Cyprien had levelled Dario Benedetto’s first Marseille goal with his own penalty. The France international’s strike also ended Nice’s brief perfect start in the new season’s third round of matches, but the clash was dominated by the over 10-minute suspension ordered by match officials as part of a crackdown on offensive chanting from French football authorities. Players from both teams were escorted from the pitch in the 28th minute of the contest following repeated appeals to Nice fans to stop chants of “Marseille are a bunch of queers” and “Go f*** yourself, Ligue 1”.  Fans also unfurled homophobic banners including one which called Marseille an “LGBT club”. The second chant, sparked by the French league’s attempt to stamp out homophobic chants from the stands, continued as the players returned down the tunnel, where they waited for the still-goalless match to recommence. Villas-Boas said referee Clement Turpin “did the right thing in stopping the match” adding that the abuse was “above all a societal problem”, while Nice coach Patrick Vieira said that he was “absolutely right to interrupt” proceedings.  French equalities minister Marlene Schiappa also congratulated on Twitter Turpin’s “respect for football”, and blasted “a homophobic banner (which) dirtied the stands”. However, goalscorer Cyprien bemoaned Turpin’s decision, saying that “we can’t stop every match each time some idiot does something, otherwise we will never play”. “I am against all discrimination, be it against gays or racist abuse,” he continued to Canal+. But we can’t stop matches as soon as there are insults that have nothing to do with the gay community.”   Crackdown on abuse   Instructions were sent to referees before the start of the season to stop matches if homophobic songs could be heard, and the Ligue 2 game on August 16 between Nancy and Le Mans was halted for a few minutes — a first in France.  That match only resumed after Nancy players pleaded with their fans to stop, but the club was still hit late on Wednesday with a one-game closure for one stand by the French league. The league has mooted the idea of introducing a list of banned words in football stadiums in an attempt to combat homophobia and bad language.On Sunday, a referee threatened to stop Monaco’s 2-2 home draw with Nimes after the away fans insulted the league organisers with offensive language.  The controversy comes just two days after Ineos announced their purchase of Nice, who were aiming to maintain their perfect start against fellow south coast side Marseille, yet to win under new coach Villas-Boas. Bob Ratcliffe, the brother of billionaire Jim Ratcliffe who owns petrochemical giant Ineos, looked on embarrassed from the stands as his team were forced off the field due to their fans’ behaviour.  Earlier, Nigerian starlet Victor Osimhen shot a brace that took him to the top of the Ligue 1 scoring charts as Lille cruised to a simple 3-0 win over Saint-Etienne.The 20-year-old fired in the hosts’ opener shortly before the break and sealed the points with a fine turn-and-strike 15 minutes from the end, taking his tally to four goals from the season’s opening three matches and moving Lille into fourth. Jonathan Bamba had added the second from the spot six minutes earlier after being upended by Mathieu Debuchy.center_img Marseille players were subject to homophobic abuse by Nice fans.The clash was dominated by the over 10-minute suspension ordered by match officials.The move is a crackdown on offensive chanting in Ligue 1.last_img read more