The U.S. economy added more jobs than expected in October and the unemployment rate fell sharply even as Americans continue to grapple with Covid-19 and its dampening impact on business.The Labor Department reported Friday that nonfarm payrolls increased by 638,000 and the unemployment rate was at 6.9%, both better than expectations of 530,000 jobs added and an unemployment rate of 7.7%.- Advertisement – The professional and business services sector was a bright spot in October with a net addition of 208,000 jobs. The government said about half of that gain was thanks to the hiring of temporary help workers.Employment also increased in services to buildings and dwellings (+19,000), computer systems design and related services (+16,000), and management and technical consulting services (+15,000).“Notable job gains occurred over the month in leisure and hospitality, professional and business services, retail trade, and construction,” the government said in a release.“Retail trade added 104,000 jobs, with almost one-third of the gain in electronics and appliance stores (+31,000),” the Labor Department added. “Employment also rose in motor vehicle and parts dealers (+23,000), furniture and home furnishings stores (+14,000), clothing and clothing accessories stores (+13,000), general merchandise stores (+10,000), and nonstore retailers (+9,000).”— CNBC’s Nate Rattner and Crystal Mercedes contributed reporting. The sector, which added 271,000 jobs last month, saw about 80% of that growth from restaurants and bars that rehired workers even as the U.S. set records for new daily Covid-19 infections. Despite the labor market’s stronger October, employment was below its February level by 10.1 million, or 6.6%.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – While much of the month’s upside came from the food service industry, some of the largest losses came from the public sector. Government employment fell by 268,000 across federal, state and local levels.Government hiring has been choppy in recent months thanks to a combination of volatility in federal hiring for the 2020 Census as well as weak demand for workers at public schools and universities.On the federal level, the Labor Department said government employment decreased by 138,000 thanks to a loss of 147,000 temporary 2020 Census workers. On the state and local levels, education employment fell by 61,400 and 97,800, respectively. CNBC studied the net changes by industry for October jobs based on data contained in the employment report.The leisure and hospitality industry continued its rebound after the coronavirus and efforts to contain its spread walloped spending at restaurants, hotels and bars earlier in the year. – Advertisement –
Rousey holds the current Raw Women’s Champion title, but Flair has won the championship seven times and Lynch is the Women’s Royal Rumble winner.Rousey and Lynch have also played up their feud, making the women’s match must-watch TV. The pair have been calling each other out over social media, with Lynch going as far as saying Rousey and her husband Travis Browne are sensitive to the trash talk.Look how tough they are. RAWWRRRRR. But I’m told to go easier on them because they’re getting upset. #truestory pic.twitter.com/F3CrK5cKQT— The Man (@BeckyLynchWWE) March 22, 2019 “For the first time in WWE history, a women’s match will be the main event of WrestleMania as the Raw Women’s Championship Match featuring Ronda Rousey vs. Charlotte Flair vs. Becky Lynch will take place on Sunday, April 7, in front of a capacity crowd at MetLife Stadium and streaming live on WWE Network around the world,” the WWE said in a release. The WWE will have it’s first-ever women’s main event for Wrestlemania 35 on April 7, the organization announced Monday.The main card will feature Ronda Rousey, Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch as they battle it out in the ring at MetLife Stadium.
As investigations continue into the execution-style killing of two men at Lower Pomeroon River in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), investigators late Monday evening found weapons, ammunition and a quantity of narcotics that are assumed to be related to the crime.Items that were found near the Pomeroon crime sceneOne 9mm pistol and magazine, one .38 revolver, 16 live 12-gauge cartridges, 21 live .38 rounds, .32 rounds, two 9mm spent shells and 51 1\2 grams of cannabis were found. These items were recovered in close proximity to where the incident occurred at Grant Stelling, Lower Pomeroon. The Police had deployed a high-level investigative team to the area to assist with investigations.Up to press time, two persons were in custody, including Cilicia Williams, the wife of Ambrose Baharally.Baharally, called “Jadge” of Grant Stelling Hope and 23-year-old Martin Goddete of Friendship, Canal Lower, Pomeroon River were said to be imbibing when they were shot to the head by two men known to them about 15:30h.Williams, a mother of six, told Police that Goddete visited their home around 09:30h and after some time, her husband and him began to drink “High Wine” on a culvert by the river.The widow further divulged to Police that around 15:10h on Sunday, she saw the suspects drive up in a boat and they subsequently shook her husband’s and his friend’s hands. She said the group of men were having a conversation and were in high spirits. Williams added that she then left the men and went to tend to her children when she heard two loud bangs and then discovered her husband and his friend falling to the ground.The gunmen reportedly headed east on the river immediately after the act.However, contrary to the widow’s report, a farmer, who is a witness in the case, told Police that he did not see any men in a boat as the woman had said. His story was quite different from that of Williams. He reported that he heard a third gunshot after the two men fell to the ground.Meanwhile, Police continue to comb the Pomeroon River in an effort to find leads that may solve the case.Baharally was a father of six while Goddete lived with his parents. The mother of Goddete had told media operatives that she just wanted her son’s soul to rest in peace and would leave everything in the Almighty’s hands. She said she was not aware that her son had any old grievances with anyone at no time and recalled he left to spend the day with Baharally.Police from G Division are currently hunting for one suspect called “Wood” from Shell Beach, Essequibo.