Montpelier — The Vermont Department of Labor announced October 21, 2008, that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for September 2008 was 5.2% percent, up three-tenths of a point from the revised August rate of 4.9% and up 1.3 points from a year ago.”The nation’s housing and financial services crisis continues to impact Vermont’s labor market,” said Patricia Moulton Powden, Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Labor. “Seasonally adjusted employment improved a bit in September, but the unemployment rate ticked up to 5.2%.”Before adjustment, Total Non-Farm jobs grew by 7,250 or 2.4% from August to September. Despite this growth, Total Non-Farm jobs remains down by 0.1%, or about 400 jobs, over the year. The Leisure and Hospitality sector showed its expected seasonal decline of 2,550 jobs or -7.3%. The Manufacturing and Construction sectors have contracted by 800 and 750 jobs respectively over the year.A large monthly seasonal gain came from state and local government as school support staffs return to work. And the Healthcare and Social Assistance sectors showed significant annual gains, growing by 950 jobs or 2.1% over the year.When seasonally adjusted, job levels increased slightly by 100 jobs over August, but still lag a year ago by 700 or -0.2%. Job losses were spread over most industry sectors with only Transportation, Warehousing & Utilities, (+300 / +3.5%), Health Care & Social Assistance, (+200 / +0.3%), and Other Services, (+100 / +0.6%) showing measurable growth in seasonally adjusted private sector jobs.Vermont’s observed seasonally adjusted monthly changes in employment, unemployment and unemployment rate are not statistically different from August values. For comparison purposes, the US seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for August was 6.1 percent, unchanged from August 2008. Unemployment rates for Vermont’s 17 labor market areas ranged from 3.0 percent in Hartford to 6.3 percent in Newport. Local labor market area unemployment rates are not seasonally adjusted. For comparison, the unadjusted unemployment rate for Vermont was 4.9 percent, up seven-tenths of a point from August 2008 and up 1.3 points from a year ago. Job counts decline slightly in September. Unemployment moves up three – tenths to 5.2%October 21, 2008 “The nation’s housing and financial services crisis continues to impact Vermont’s labor market. Seasonally adjusted employment improved a bit in September, but the unemployment rate ticked up to 5.2%.” Patricia Moulton PowdenCommissioner of the Vermont Department of Labor September2008 August2008 September2007 Total Labor Force 353,300 351,100 352,600 Employment 334,900 333,800 339,000 Unemployment 18,300 17,300 13,600 Rate 5.2% 4.9% 3.9% Vermont Labor Force Statistics Seasonally Adjusted
Grade 7-SR 36, St. Louis 34The visiting Raiders continued their hot streak by defeating the Cardinals 36-34. Zach Gentile lead a balanced attack with 12 points; Nick Schwarte and Dalton Smith each scored 8; and Ryan Miller and Bryce Wrightsman added 4.Grade 8-St. Louis 52, SR 51 (OT)The host Cardinals kept their undefeated season alive by narrowly defeating the Raiders 52-51 in overtime. St. Louis took a 27-21 advantage into the half, only to see South Ripley fight back and tie the game 44 all at the end of regulation. In overtime, the home team out scored the visitors 8-7 to escape with the thrilling win. Lleyton Ratcliff led the Cardinals with 16 points, which included 2 free throws in OT that proved to be the winning points. Cody Samples led all scorers with 19 points; Lane Sparks had 18; Jacob Jines scored 6 on two three-pointers; and Bryce Franklin and Colby Bush each added 4 points.The seventh graders improve to 7-8 while the eighth graders drop to 12-3. Both teams will be in action on December 27 in the Cross Town Shootout in Batesville.Courtesy of Raiders Coach Jeff Greiwe.
FORMER president of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) Drubahadur was elected president of the Demerara Cricket Board (DCB) following last Saturday’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) held at the Wales Community Centre. The AGM featured representation from clubs; West Demerara Cricket Association (WDCA), East Bank Demerara Cricket Association (EBDCA) and East Coast Cricket Board (ECCB) while sources confirmed that there was no representation from the Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA); despite an invitation was issued.With clubs like Upper Demerara Association (UDCA) recently holding their Elections for 2020 and electing a new president/executive committee in a bid to reignite cricket in Region 10, the newly reformed DCB executive committee will now seek to resuscitate cricket in the Demerara County after years of dormancy.Other executives elected as part of the new committee are; Rohan Sarjoo (vice-president), Anand Sanasie (2nd vice-president), Anil Persaud (secretary), Sudesh Persaud (assistant secretary), Anand Kalladeen (treasurer), Lancelot Easton (assistant treasurer), Lalta Gainda (Marketing Manager), Manzoor Nadir (Public Relations Officer) and Colin Europe (Chairman of the Competitions Committee).Guyana has earned credits from Cricket West Indies (CWI) recently for being the frontrunner of cricket development over the last six years with regard to its academy structure and transitioning speed which has seen a number of players represent the West Indies from the junior all the way to the Test levels.Drubahadur, one of the country’s senior accountants, was elected GCB president back in 2013 and served as president during the peak of Guyana’s success in the Professional Cricket League (PCL) when Guyana had transformed into the best 4-Day team in the Caribbean. He resigned from the post in 2017.Meanwhile Nadir, the current president of Everest Cricket Club (ECC) and executive member of the GCA, along with Sarjoo, Persaud and Europe, will add experience to the committee whose two-year term ends in 2022.