Weekly unemployment claims continue upward climb

first_imgThere were 1,361 new regular benefit claims for Unemployment Insurance last week, the second time in three weeks claims have spiked over 1,000 and now exceed the post Tropical Irene spike. This is an increase of 246 from the week before. Last summer’s historically low claims came to an abrupt end with the storm. The numbers then dropped signifcantly in the following weeks, but in the last several weeks there has been mostly an increase in the number of new claims. The latest numbers are more than double the initial claims observed in July and August.Altogether 7,113 new and continuing claims were filed, a decrease of 58 from a week ago, and 2,613 fewer than a year ago. The Department also processed 1,384 First Tier claims for benefits under Emergency Unemployment Compensation, 2008 (EUC08), 173 fewer than a week ago. In addition, there were 601 Second Tier claims for benefits processed under the EUC08 program, which is 78 fewer more than the week before. The Unemployment Weekly Report can be found at: http://www.vtlmi.info/(link is external). Previously released Unemployment Weekly Reports and other UI reports can be found at: http://www.vtlmi.info/lmipub.htm#uc(link is external)  Vermont’s unemployment rate fell two-tenths in October to 5.6 percent. SEE STORY HERE.last_img read more

New part numbers announced for GM 602, 604 crate engines

first_imgVINTON, Iowa – General Motor has introduced an improved sealing system for GM 602 and 604 crate engines. A cap seal system has replaced the breakaway bolts effective immediately.This has resulted in an additional part number for both GM 602 and GM 604 engines.Hobby Stock, Northern SportMod and Southern SportMod drivers can compete with 602 num­bered 88869602 crates while Modified drivers can compete with 604 numbered 88869604 crates, as well as the previously approved part numbers.“GM has added a new part number for what is essentially the third generation of 602 and 604 en­gines,” explained IMCA President Brett Root. “Those additions demand a part number change but as­sembly and performance remain the same. Earlier part numbered engines are not less competi­tive and remain 100 percent IMCA legal.”“While rulebooks have already been sent to print, the timing is actually very good for us,” Root said. “IMCA seals must be put on the new part numbered GM engines right out of the gate when they are purchased from a GM Performance dealer.”“This does not put any racer who already has an IMCA legal GM 602 crate engine in the situation where they cannot use it after Jan. 1, 2019,” he emphasized.The new part numbers will be published in the tech inspectors’ manual. Rules posted on the IMCA website have already been updated.The previously announced deadline of Jan. 1, 2019 for hav­ing IMCA seals on all GM 602 engines will be removed and not enforced.last_img read more

Gallery: Syracuse defeats Boston College, 3-1

first_imgSyracuse (14-7, 10-3 Atlantic Coast) came back and defeated Boston College (13-12, 3-10) in four sets, 3-1 in the Women’s Building on Wednesday night. Ella Saada tallied 20 kills while 12 from Christina Oyawale added 12 and Kendra Lukacs eight. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on October 31, 2018 at 11:55 pmlast_img