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Friday News: Clinton Surges to Big Lead in Polls; GOP Insiders Want Trump to Drop Out

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by Lowell

Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Friday, August 5. Also check out President Obama mocking Donald Trump’s latest, crazy conspiracy theory…

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    Video: Series of conservatives, Republicans call Trump “unfit” to be commander in chief

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsIhFog4aJg&feature=youtu.be

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    Video: Tim Kaine talks “reality” about idiotic right-wing meme on money to Iran

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wtmzre2Lz-g

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    THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION — JULY 2016

    Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 255,000 in July, and the unemployment rate was
    unchanged at 4.9 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Job gains
    occurred in professional and business services, health care, and financial activities.
    Employment in mining continued to trend down.

    Household Survey Data

    The unemployment rate held at 4.9 percent in July, and the number of unemployed persons
    was essentially unchanged at 7.8 million. Both measures have shown little movement, on
    net, since August of last year. (See table A-1.)

    Among the major worker groups, unemployment rates in July were little changed for adult
    men (4.6 percent), adult women (4.3 percent), teenagers (15.6 percent), Whites, (4.3
    percent), Blacks (8.4 percent), Asians (3.8 percent), and Hispanics (5.4 percent). (See
    tables A-1, A-2, and A-3.)

    In July, the number of persons unemployed less than 5 weeks decreased by 258,000. At
    2.0 million, the number of long-term unemployed (those jobless for 27 weeks or more)
    was about unchanged over the month and accounted for 26.6 percent of the unemployed.
    (See table A-12.)

    Both the labor force participation rate, at 62.8 percent, and the employment-population
    ratio, at 59.7 percent, changed little in July. (See table A-1.) The number of persons
    employed part time for economic reasons (sometimes referred to as involuntary part-time
    workers) was little changed at 5.9 million in July. These individuals, who would have
    preferred full-time employment, were working part time because their hours had been cut
    back or because they were unable to find a full-time job. (See table A-8.)

    In July, 2.0 million persons were marginally attached to the labor force, about unchanged
    from a year earlier. (The data are not seasonally adjusted.) These individuals were not
    in the labor force, wanted and were available for work, and had looked for a job sometime
    in the prior 12 months. They were not counted as unemployed because they had not searched
    for work in the 4 weeks preceding the survey. (See table A-16.)

    Among the marginally attached, there were 591,000 discouraged workers in July, little
    different from a year earlier. (The data are not seasonally adjusted.) Discouraged
    workers are persons not currently looking for work because they believe no jobs are
    available for them. The remaining 1.4 million persons marginally attached to the labor
    force in July had not searched for work for reasons such as school attendance or family
    responsibilities. (See table A-16.)

    Establishment Survey Data

    Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 255,000 in July. Job gains occurred in
    professional and business services, health care, and financial activities. Mining
    employment continued to trend down. (See table B-1.)

    Professional and business services added 70,000 jobs in July and has added 550,000 jobs
    over the past 12 months. Within the industry, employment rose by 37,000 in professional
    and technical services in July, led by computer systems design and related services
    (+8,000) and architectural and engineering services (+7,000). Employment in management
    and technical consulting services continued to trend up (+6,000).

    In July, health care employment increased by 43,000, with gains in ambulatory health care
    services (+19,000), hospitals (+17,000), and nursing and residential care facilities
    (+7,000). Over the past 12 months, health care has added 477,000 jobs.

    Employment in financial activities rose by 18,000 in July and has risen by 162,000 over
    the year.

    Employment in leisure and hospitality continued to trend up in July (+45,000). Employment
    in food services and drinking places changed little in July (+21,000); this industry has
    added an average of 18,000 jobs per month thus far this year, compared with an average
    monthly gain of 30,000 in 2015.

    Government employment edged up in July (+38,000).

    Employment in mining continued to trend down over the month (-6,000). Since reaching a
    peak in September 2014, employment in this industry has fallen by 220,000, or 26 percent.

    Employment in other major industries, including construction, manufacturing, wholesale
    trade, retail trade, and information, showed little or no change over the month.

    The average workweek for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls increased by 0.1 hour
    to 34.5 hours in July. In manufacturing, the workweek was unchanged at 40.7 hours, while
    overtime increased by 0.1 hour to 3.3 hours. The average workweek for production and
    nonsupervisory employees on private nonfarm payrolls also increased by 0.1 hour to 33.7
    hours. (See tables B-2 and B-7.)

    In July, average hourly earnings for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls increased
    by 8 cents to $25.69. Over the year, average hourly earnings have risen by 2.6 percent.
    Average hourly earnings of private-sector production and nonsupervisory employees
    increased by 7 cents to $21.59 in July. (See tables B-3 and B-8.)

    The change in total nonfarm payroll employment for May was revised from +11,000 to
    +24,000, and the change for June was revised from +287,000 to +292,000. With these
    revisions, employment gains in May and June combined were 18,000 more than previously
    reported. Over the past 3 months, job gains have averaged 190,000 per month.

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    Video: Tim Kaine says he feels sad for Paul Ryan

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVsApNMnSRY

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    Audio: White supremacist, neo-Nazi David Duke Says Nobody Is More Supportive of Trump than Him

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqpUDbkSVyw

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    Trump Virginia chair Corey Stewart makes weird, crude “joke” (?) about Fairfax City (note, Fairfax City and Fairfax are NOT the same things) Mayor Scott Silverthorne’s arrest. Stay classy, Corey!

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