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Here’s where the jobs are for October 2020 — in one chart

first_imgThe 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 –last_img read more

SU field hockey earns 4th seed in NCAA tournament

first_imgMaggie Befort and her senior teammates were just freshmen the last time Syracuse faced Penn State. Since that 3-1 loss in University Park, Pa., SU’s field hockey program has seen tremendous growth, reaching the field hockey Final Four once since then. Three years later, SU’s journey back to the Final Four begins against the Nittany Lions on that same field where it was defeated. Syracuse will travel back to University Park as the No. 4 seed in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at the Penn State Field Hockey Complex on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. The announcement came during a webcast on NCAA.com Tuesday when the 16-team field for the tournament was announced. For Befort and her senior teammates, the road to that elusive national championship begins now. ‘It’s something that’s always in the back of your mind when you’re in January, when you’re in morning workouts and what not,’ she said. ‘It’s here. For the rest of the seniors and myself, it’s our last one and our last go around.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Should the Orange win on Saturday, it would play the winner of Ohio State vs. Albany Sunday. The Orange automatically qualified for the tournament after winning the Big East tournament this past weekend. But the team still gathered in a filming room on the second floor of the Carmelo K. Anthony Basketball Center to learn of its opponent for this weekend. Junior forward Martina Loncarica said the No. 4 seed is something SU has been expecting all season long. ‘This was our expectation,’ Loncarica said. ‘We knew we had to be here, so we worked hard for it. Now what we have to do is keep working hard and get the big one.’ The birth in this year’s tournament marks the first time the school has made three consecutive appearances in the NCAA Tournament. All three of the trips come under the leadership of head coach Ange Bradley, who has now doubled the number of times SU has made it to the NCAA Tournament since she took over in 2007. Before Bradley’s hire, SU had only made it to the tournament three times — in 1993, 1995 and 2001. After a long season, Bradley took some time to reflect on the accomplishment and couldn’t help but be impressed by the growth the program has made. ‘That’s a huge accomplishment for Syracuse field hockey,’ Bradley said. ‘It’s the second time in our history to be a top four seed.’ Normally three of the top four seeded teams get to host their first two games in the tournament. In 2008, SU was the No. 3 seed and hosted the first leg of the postseason play at J.S. Coyne Field. This year the Orange gets no such luxury, but Bradley quickly turned down the thought of that affecting her squad. ‘You have to win two games whether you’re on the road or you’re at home,’ Bradley said.’ Bradley said the No. 4 seed is exactly what she expected, but that didn’t stop the coach from being a little nervous. With perhaps the greatest senior class in school history and a team that is on the roll, Bradley realized how important her team’s seeding would be. Before the announcement show, the coach calmly sat on one of the chairs in the filming room, eating her dinner. But as soon as the webcast lit up the projection screen, Bradley leapt out of her chair, opting for a spot on the stairs. With her hands on her forehead, Bradley proposed her team’s possible seeding out loud, wondering where her team might end up. Penn State and Syracuse came across the board, and just like that, it was back to business for Bradley. ‘I was anxious, I’m excited,’ Bradley said. ‘I can’t wait to see where we are going and what we are doing. ‘It’s nice now knowing what video I’ve got to go watch and what we have to prepare for. I’m going to meet in a few minutes with my coaches and meet again tomorrow morning and get ready for practice.’ rwmarfur@syr.edu Published on November 9, 2010 at 12:00 pm Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Commentslast_img read more

‘Justice Is Good in Time of Peace’

first_imgCllr. Tiawan Gongloe: “They know the taste of good life now, and getting them out of the luxury to account for crimes perpetrated against innocent people will be more painful than what they did to victimize people.” -Says Cllr. GongloeAmid counter-reactions from the government and some members of the public against the call for the establishment of a war crimes court in Liberia, human rights lawyer Cllr. Tiawon Saye Gongloe says it does not matter how many years it has taken since the war ended, because justice is good to be implemented in time of peace.Cllr. Gongloe, speaking on Tuesday, September 25, at a press conference organized by groups of human rights advocates in Monrovia, said prosecuting war criminals in time of peace sets a good legacy that would give victims relief and frustrate perpetrators who have used scare tactics to enrich themselves at the detriment of their victims.“It is good at this time to have justice and prosecute perpetrators of war crimes, because these perpetrators are living luxurious lives and have built decent houses,” Cllr. Gongloe said.“They know the taste of good life now, and getting them out of the luxury to account for crimes perpetrated against innocent people will be more painful than what they did to victimize people,” he said.Gongloe said it is now time for Liberia to fight impunity, because without it the current peace that Liberians talk of preserving will still be threatened.  “In order to have genuine peace, we must fight impunity,” he said.He emphasized that the perpetrators of war identified in the final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) are getting older, “and may die if they are not prosecuted to ensure justice, which will be a bad legacy for the country.”Furthermore, Cllr. Gongloe said most of the victims who should serve as witnesses are getting older as well and, if they die, evidence that should back justice will be gone. He described war criminals as “cowards” who do not follow rules and only act when laws are weak.He added that this is the right time for justice, because “it is logical to reason that when there is a war and ceasefire is declared, you resettle people, put in place a government and rule of law, and then you can bring justice.”  Therefore, he said, Liberia, having gone through these processes, has the right time for justice.Since the TRC made its recommendations in 2009, following the hearing, there have been opposing views about the full implementation of the recommendations, which call for the prosecution of those who bear the greatest responsibility during the Liberian Civil War.It may be recalled that in May this year, a group under the banner “Citizens Action for the Establishment of War and Economic Crimes Court in Liberia,” came out to present a petition to the Legislature, to enact a law that will call for the establishment of a war crimes court.This request has also met counter-reaction from the government, with House Speaker Bhofal Chambers and a few others stating that they are opposed to retributive justice.Furthermore, some clergymen, among them Herman Browne of the Episcopal Church and current president of the Cuttington University (CU), have registered their opposition to the process.In recent days, Browne said the call for the establishment of a war crimes court is“revenge that is not meant for justice.”In response to a question surrounding these views, Cllr. Gongloe said before some clergymen took on their titles, they committed heinous crimes 15 years back and the guilt is hovering over them.Since the TRC process and subsequent call for the establishment of a war crimes court in Liberia, only Joshua Blayee, alias Butt Naked, has admitted to crimes he committed and expressed willingly his desire to face the tribunal and bear the consequences for his crimes.The rest, including Nimba County Senator Prince Johnson, has always said that bringing a war crimes court will cause Liberia to revert to its dark days.But Cllr. Gongloe said those calling for justice should not get tired, because those warlords are afraid and fear is another form of justice.Hassan Bility of GJRP, Danieletta Sleyon of FHRD, Adama Dempster of HRAPL and Cllr. Gongloe.The press conference at which Cllr. Gongloe spoke was organized by Amnesty International, CIVITAS MAXIMA, Global Justice and Research Project, Human Rights Watch, Coalition for Justice in Liberia, Civil Society Organization Platform and the Center for Justice and Accountability.These groups, together with others, are calling on President George Weah to make an open admission to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) that would back justice in pursuit of accountability for past war crimes committed in Liberia.In a letter written and endorsed by 80 human rights organizations and read by Adama Dempster to President Weah, the groups called on the government to establish a process of accountability for past war crimes, following its first-ever review of human rights violations.The group said that since July 1, 2009, when the TRC called for the establishment of a war crimes court for the prosecution of those who bear the greatest responsibilities in the Liberian Civil War, no government has made a decision on the report.“By seizing the General Assembly high-level segment to present plans for Liberia to bring justice for the serious abuses committed during the civil wars, you would stand with victims and take an important step to address impunity—which has undermined development and reconciliation in the country for far too long—and then build sustainable peace for Liberians,” the groups said in a statement.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more