12-17-2017  5:14 pm      •     
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NEWS BRIEFS

Exhibit Explores the Legacy of Portland Bird Watchers

Dedicated bird watchers catapult a conservationist movement ...

Special Call for Stories about the Spanish Flu

Genealogical Forum of Oregon seeks stories from the public about one of history's most lethal outbreaks ...

Joint Office of Homeless Services Announces Severe Weather Strategy

Those seeking shelter should call 211 or visit 211.org. Neighbors needed to volunteer, donate cold-weather apparel ...

Q&A with Facebook's Global Director of Diversity Maxine Williams

A conversation on diversity and the tech industry ...

City Announces Laura John as Tribal Liason

Laura John brings an extensive background in tribal advocacy and community engagement to the city of Portland ...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

OPINION

Don’t Delay, Sign-up for Affordable Healthcare Today

The deadline to enroll or modify healthcare coverage under the Affordable Care Act is December 15. ...

The Skanner Editorial: Alabama Voters Must Reject Moore

Allegations of predatory behavior are troubling – and so is his resume ...

Payday Lenders Continue Attack on Consumer Protections

Charlene Crowell of the Center for Responsible Lending writes that two bills that favor predatory lenders has received bipartisan...

Hundreds Rallied for Meek Mill, but What About the Rest?

Lynette Monroe, a guest columnist for the NNPA Newswire, talks about Meek Mill, the shady judge that locked him up and mass...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

ENTERTAINMENT

The Skanner News

Unemployment dropped to 9.7 percent last month, with the number of jobs jumping by 431,000, but 411,000 of those jobs were temporary employees hired by the government to work on the Census, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Jobs in the private sector grew by 41,000, mainly in manufacturing, (29,000 jobs) temporary jobs,(31,000 jobs) and mining (10,000). Construction lost by 35,000 jobs.
The unemployment rate for African Americans fell slightly to 15.5 percent, but the overall rates for men, women and teens were unchanged.
The number of registered unemployed people was 15.0 million in May.
President Obama told reporters, the fact that the private sector was now adding jobs instead of losing them is a good sign.

Watch Bloomberg and AP  video here and here.
Full US Dept. of Labor and Statistics report.
 

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