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


Don’t expect Cowboys QB Dak Prescott to accept hometown discount on next contract

first_imgPrescott wants to remain a Cowboy, and the feeling is mutual. The two sides will have to work out the details. Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones knows the landscape.“I think the market is what the market is,” Jones said, per USA Today. “We’ve all seen it. So, I think there’s not really a lot to get a feel for in terms of knowing what it is. I think the contracts are out there for everybody to see.”It’s always good to be a quarterback, though. Especially one that wins, is a winner.” In the not-to-distant future, Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott will sign his second contract as an NFL player. And when that happens, the phrase “one of the NFL’s biggest bargains” will forever lose its connection with a player who has started every game of his NFL career (33-18 record), led his team to two playoff appearances, been selected to two Pro Bowls … and whose salary ranked him 55th among NFL quarterbacks this past season.That’s right: 55th. Prescott, a fourth-round pick in 2016, had a cap hit of $725,848 last season, which ranked him behind 54 other NFL QBs, according to USA Today. Prescott has one year left on his 4-year, $2.72 million rookie contract. Troy Aikman praises Cowboys QB Dak Prescott: ‘He’s everything you’d want him to be’ Everyone knows Prescott is due for a big raise. The question is: How much? And based on comments he made before the Super Bowl, Prescott is not thinking “hometown discount.” “I think the team knows how to pay what’s deserved,” Prescott told USA Today, “and pay those other people at the same time what’s deserved without being frugal.” Related News “Those other people” are RB Ezekiel Elliott, WR Amari Cooper, DE Demarcus Lawrence and CB Byron Jones, all Pro Bowl selections like Prescott with contracts that expire soon (Lawrence played under the franchise tag in 2018).Of all the BIG money quarterbacks — Packers’ Aaron Rodgers at $33.5 million in 2018, Falcons’ Matt Ryan at $30 million, Vikings’ Kirk Cousins at $28 million — one name is missing from the 14 quarterbacks who were paid north of $20 million last season: Tom Brady, he of six Super Bowl victories, including his latest last week against the Rams. Brady was paid a cap-friendly $15 million in 2018.No comparison, Prescott told USA Today. That’s a two-income family.“Nobody’s wife makes as much money as his wife does, either,” Prescott said.Brady’s wife is supermodel Gisele Bundchen, who earned $10 million in 2018, according to Forbes. “When Tom Brady isn’t the breadwinner in the home, then that’s a great problem to have,” Prescott said. “So in that case, he can do that. He can do his contract however you want to do it.”In other words, the Cowboys can forget the hometown discount.last_img read more