Vermont unemployment rate unchanged in July at 6.0 percent

first_imgESTIMATED NONFARM EMPLOYMENT IN VERMONT(Not Seasonally Adjusted) Statewide Total – All Industries estimate is seasonally adjusted independently.Note: Beginning January 2009 Vermont is publishing a seasonally adjusted Total-All Industries estimate for theBurlington – S. Burlington MSA.Current Employment Statistics Program (CES). Produced by the Vermont Department of Labor in cooperation with the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics. PrelimRevisedRevisedChanges From:% Changes From:INDUSTRY BY NAICSJul-10Jun-10Jul-09Jun-10Jul-09Jun-10Jul-09 July2010June2010July2009June2010July2009 Changes From The Vermont Department of Labor announced today the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for July 2010 was unchanged from the previous month’s report holding steady at 6.0 percent. Compared to a year ago, the July unemployment rate is lower by 1.1 percent. Compared to the US rate, Vermont is 3.5 points lower than the national average.‘Based on the preliminary data, the Vermont unemployment rate remained unchanged in the month of July as did the national unemployment rate,’ said Valerie Rickert, Acting Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Labor.  ‘The reported dip in employment from last month is related to seasonal influences and was anticipated. The overall trend of the Vermont economy remains stable. Compared to a year ago, there are 4,100 fewer Vermonters reporting being unemployed.’ Analysis of Job Changes by IndustryThe preliminary ‘Not Seasonally Adjusted’ jobs numbers for July show a decline of -7,650 jobs when compared to the revised June numbers. While Total Private reports an increase of 2,200 jobs, the decline in Local Government Education of -9,950 offsets reported gains in the private industry. This decline in Local Government Education is typical for July and we anticipate a reversal of course in the September data when public schools are back in session. In July, Manufacturing reported a small pullback of -150 jobs as did Health Care and Social Assistance with an over the month decline of -400. The increase in unadjusted employment in the Private Sector was predominately comprised of an increase of +1,050 in Accommodations & Food Services, +850 jobs in Construction, +650 jobs in Colleges, Universities & Professional, and +350 jobs in Professional, Scientific, and Technical.The annual rate of unadjusted job growth was -0.6%, which is unchanged from the revised June estimate.Considering the seasonally adjusted data, the total job loss (-800) in July was broad-based with 500 jobs lost in Private Industries and 300 jobs lost in Total Government. While many industries’ over the month change was flat, three sectors led the overall decline in the seasonally adjusted statistics: Health Care & Social Assistance (-600), Accommodation & Food Services (-200 on the heels of a greater than expected increase last month), and though not published, Federal Government likely had an approximate decline of 900 jobs due predominately to the scale back of intermittent Federal Census workers. For industries with seasonally adjusted job gains, Construction led all private industries with an increase of 600 jobs. Professional, Scientific and Technical Services also had a strong month with an increase of 400 jobs.State of Vermont OverviewVermont’s July seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained the same at 6.0 percent as a result of a relatively greater decline in the number of unemployed versus the reported declines in the labor force and the number employed. For comparison purposes, the US seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for July was 9.5 percent, also unchanged from June.July unemployment rates for Vermont’s 17 labor market areas ranged from 3.9 percent in Hartford to 7.7 percent in Newport. Local labor market area unemployment rates are not seasonally adjusted. For comparison, the July unadjusted unemployment rate for Vermont was 5.7 percent, which was three tenths of a percentage point lower than the revised June data and down a full percent from a year ago.Source: Vermont Department of Labor. 8.20.2010Vermont Labor Force Statistics (Seasonally Adjusted) Note: Unemployment rate is calculated as the number of unemployed divided by total labor force and expressed as a percent.Source: Vermont Department of Labor LAUS program in cooperation with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics TotalNumberNumberJuly-10June-10July-09AreaLabor ForceEmployedUnemployedRate (%)Rate (%)Rate (%) Barre-Montpelier29,65027,9501,7005.75.66.6Bennington13,00012,1508506.76.68.2Bradford5,0004,6503506.76.77.1Brattleboro24,85023,4001,4505.86.26.8Burlington-South Burlington114,800109,0505,8005.05.26.1Hartford20,85020,0508003.94.14.2Manchester12,25011,5507506.06.96.8Middlebury18,20017,1501,0505.86.06.5Morristown-Stowe20,80019,5501,2506.06.46.8Newport14,00012,9501,1007.77.98.8Randolph8,6508,1006006.77.07.7Rutland27,70025,8001,9507.07.68.5Springfield12,05011,2008507.27.58.0St. Johnsbury14,85013,9509006.16.37.9Swanton-Enosburg14,20013,3508506.06.07.3Warren-Waitsfield4,1503,9502004.55.15.6Woodstock3,8503,6501504.54.94.8Vermont Total361,300340,60020,7005.76.06.7 TOTAL NONFARM287,800295,450289,650-7,650-1,850-2.6%-0.6%TOTAL PRIVATE242,750240,550244,7502,200-2,0000.9%-0.8%GOODS PRODUCING44,90044,15046,800750-1,9001.7%-4.1%MANUFACTURING30,50030,65030,750-150-250-0.5%-0.8%Durable Goods21,60021,70021,750-100-150-0.5%-0.7%Computer & Electrical Equipment Mfg.7,3007,4007,750-100-450-1.4%-5.8%Fabricated Metal Products Mfg.2,4502,4502,30001500.0%6.5%Non-Durable Goods8,9008,9509,000-50-100-0.6%-1.1%Food Mfg.4,1004,0503,950501501.2%3.8%CONSTRUCTION13,55012,70015,200850-1,6506.7%-10.9%MINING & LOGGING8508008505006.3%0.0%SERVICE-PROVIDING242,900251,300242,850-8,40050-3.3%0.0%TRADE, TRANSPORTATION AND UTILITIES55,10055,20055,950-100-850-0.2%-1.5%Wholesale Trade10,10010,0509,750503500.5%3.6%Retail Trade36,95036,75038,250200-1,3000.5%-3.4%Food & Beverage Stores10,20010,20010,10001000.0%1.0%General Merchandise Store2,9502,9002,800501501.7%5.4%Transportation, Warehousing and Utilities8,0508,4007,950-350100-4.2%1.3%Utilities1,7501,7501,750000.0%0.0%Transportation & Warehousing6,3006,6506,200-350100-5.3%1.6%INFORMATION5,2005,2505,400-50-200-1.0%-3.7%FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES12,70012,65012,600501000.4%0.8%Finance & Insurance9,6009,6009,40002000.0%2.1%Real Estate, Rental & Leasing3,1003,0503,20050-1001.6%-3.1%PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES22,65022,20022,600450502.0%0.2%Professional, Scientific and Technical13,20012,85013,20035002.7%0.0%Administrative, Support and Waste9,1009,0508,950501500.6%1.7%EDUCATIONAL AND HEALTH SERVICES59,75060,10059,600-350150-0.6%0.3%Educational Services12,15012,10012,45050-3000.4%-2.4%College, Universities and Professional7,4006,7506,9506504509.6%6.5%Health Care and Social Assistance47,60048,00047,150-400450-0.8%1.0%Ambulatory Health Care Services15,90016,05015,950-150-50-0.9%-0.3%Hospitals13,00012,95012,500505000.4%4.0%Nursing and Residential Care Facilities6,9006,9506,950-50-50-0.7%-0.7%LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY32,50031,15032,1501,3503504.3%1.1%Arts, Entertainment and Recreation4,5504,2504,600300-507.1%-1.1%Accommodation and Food Services27,95026,90027,5501,0504003.9%1.5%Accommodations9,6508,7009,700950-5010.9%-0.5%Hotels & Motels8,9008,2008,0507008508.5%10.6%Food Services and Drinking Places18,30018,20017,8501004500.5%2.5%OTHER SERVICES9,9509,8509,6501003001.0%3.1%GOVERNMENT45,05054,90044,900-9,850150-17.9%0.3%Federal Government6,7507,5506,450-800300-10.6%4.7%State Government Education6,2006,4006,200-2000-3.1%0.0%Local Government Education14,50024,45014,250-9,950250-40.7%1.8%Other State Government9,8509,00010,250850-4009.4%-3.9%Other Local Government7,7507,5007,75025003.3%0.0%Note: CES PROGRAM DATA ARE PRDUCED IN COOPERATION WITH THE U.S. BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICSESTIMATES ARE PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO REVISION. SEE ANNUAL SUMMARY FOR DETAILS Total Labor Force356,700358,800359,300-2,100-2,600Employment335,500337,200333,900-1,7001,600Unemployment21,30021,60025,400-300-4,100Rate (%)6.06.07.10.0-1.1Vermont’s labor force, employment and unemployment statistics are produced from a combination of a Statewide survey of households and statistical modeling. The data are produced by the Local Area Unemployment Statistics Program (LAUS) a cooperative program with the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Vermont Department of Labor.VERMONT LABOR FORCE AND UNEMPLOYMENTLABOR MARKET AREAS BY RESIDENCE (Not Seasonally Adjusted)July 2010 Estimateslast_img read more

‘Hour of Code’ teaches children about coding, computer literacy

first_imgThis is the third year Hour of Code has been held at BOCES. It is part of a national movement promoting computer literacy at young ages. The children were able to change some of the computer coding to see how it changed the game. As technology rapidly advances, educaors are stressing the importance of computer literacy. “Computer literacy is just as important as reading and writing literacy in our modern world and upsetting the foundation for logic and creativity is what coding does,” said Annie Cartie, a P-Tech math teacher. “So programs like ‘Scratch Junior’ actually created for 5-year-old audiences to start to learn to put patterns together and code.”center_img TOWN OF DICKINSON (WBNG) — Children from the Chenango Valley Nursery School tested out educational computer games that were coded by BOCES Computer Science Students. The event was called “Hour of Code.”last_img read more

Herrera welcomes squad competition

first_img “I always want to play with the best players and Bastian is one of the best in the world. I’m sure I am going to learn a lot of things from him.” Herrera thinks Schweinsteiger will offer United’s often vulnerable back four more protection next season. “He’s always safe with the ball,” Herrera said, when asked why he rates Schweinsteiger so highly. “He always knows what is happening behind him and I have to learn that from him.” Van Gaal started with Schneiderlin and Carrick as a holding midfield pair for United’s first two tour matches of the summer. But Herrera and Schweinsteiger have been introduced at the break in both games and Van Gaal has assured the players he is yet to make up his mind about the starting XI for the season-opener against Tottenham next month. “Nobody is secure with his position in the team,” the United manager said after the 3-1 win over San Jose Earthquakes on Wednesday. “Every player who comes I have said that. You have to win your position on the pitch. I don’t know yet which players shall play against Tottenham. That is the game we need to win.” Van Gaal hopes the format of this summer’s tour will help his men avoid the poor start that cost them so badly last season. United took just 10 points from their opening 13 games after a whirlwind tour that saw them take in five cities across three weeks. The Dutchman is sure this year’s shorter tour will help prepare his players better for the season ahead. “Yes, this year’s tour is better,” said Van Gaal, who watched his team kick off their tour with a 1-0 win over Club America in Seattle last weekend. “We are now at the west coast. The temperature is better. The humidity is better. The training facilities are better. It was superb in Seattle. “I hope this build-up is better and that we win the first match against Tottenham.” Ander Herrera is not fazed by the prospect of having to compete with Bastian Schweinsteiger and Morgan Schneiderlin for a place in the Manchester United starting XI this season. Herrera is convinced he will still get plenty of time on the pitch for United this term, despite the midfield additions to the squad. “We want to play in the Champions League, fight for the FA Cup and the Premier League,” Herrera said. “When you want to make a good season, it’s not just with 11 players. “I wish there were not but there are injuries. And there are good and bad moments for the players so everyone is going to be involved in what I think will be a very good season.” Very few believed United would be able to prize Schweinsteiger away from Bayern Munich, but Van Gaal managed to persuade the 30-year-old to swap Bavaria for Old Trafford. That gave Herrera the chance to play alongside a player who he has looked up to for years – a man he believes is one of the top five midfielders on the planet. “He is someone I looked up to coming through the ranks,” Herrera said. “He is one of the five or six best midfielders in the world and of course I have to learn a lot from him, Michael Carrick and others. After a difficult start, Herrera ended his debut season at United on a high last term. The Spaniard became a regular in Louis van Gaal’s first team, but he will have to fight harder for a place in the starting XI this year following the arrival of Schweinsteiger and Schneiderlin for a combined total of £40million. Press Associationlast_img read more