Tag Archives: June
Olivet Boys & Girls Club Summer Camp
June 16th through August 8th
Richard J. Ricketts Community Center, 640 Beech Street, Pottstown, PA 19464
Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Breakfast & Lunch
Ages 6 to 14 (volunteer opportunities available for youth older than 14)
(weekly fee is income-based – $25 or $50 – proof of income is required)
Subsidized families – call your case manager
Olivet Boys & Girls Club (484) 945-1020, Janice Burgess, Unit Director
Lehigh Valley Arts Box Office – Upcoming Performances
Lehigh Valley Arts Council
Saturday, July 12 / 11:00 am: Behind the Scenes – Arts Alive 2014
Friday, July 18 & 19 / 10:00 am: Audio Description Training
Moravian College Music Institute
Saturday, June 28 / 7:30 pm: Rupert Boyd, Classical Guitar
Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra
Sunday, June 8 / 7:30 pm: Valley Vivaldi Series, Concert I
Sunday, June 29 / 7:30 pm: Valley Vivaldi Series, Concert II
Sunday, July 20 / 7:30 pm:Valley Vivaldi Series, Concert III
For more performances, visit www.LVArtsBoxOffice.org
U.S. Economy Creates 195K Jobs In June
U.S. employers stepped up hiring in June, adding 195,000 jobs, above the median forecast in a Reuters poll, Labor Department data showed on Friday.
The unemployment rate held steady at 7.6 percent.
Economists were expecting 165,000 new jobs last month, according to a Reuters survey, slightly below the 175,000 positions created in May. The government on Friday revised payrolls for April and May to show 70,000 more jobs created than previously reported.
The increase could draw the Federal Reserve closer to implementing a plan to start scaling back its massive monetary stimulus later this year.
Read more: http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/breaking/chi-june-jobs-report-20130705,0,1426956.story#ixzz2YCIf6SLc
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Economy Adds 163,000 Jobs; Rate Ticks Up
WASHINGTON – U.S. employers added 163,000 jobs in July, a hopeful sign after three months of sluggish hiring.
The Labor Department said today that the unemployment rate rose to 8.3 percent from 8.2 percent in June.
July’s hiring was the best since February. Still, the economy has added an average of 151,000 jobs a month this year, roughly the same as last year’s pace. That’s not enough to satisfy the 12.8 million Americans who are unemployed.
The government uses two surveys to measure employment. A survey of businesses showed job gains. The unemployment rate comes from a survey of households, which showed fewer people had jobs. Economists say the business survey is more reliable.
Will Gas Pump Prices Keep Rising?
Prices at the pump have been inching higher all month, but don’t expect the trend to continue, according to AAA.
The summer driving season spikes demand and tends to push prices higher, and the recent rise may have been partly fueled by concerns about a possible confrontation with Iran over its nuclear program, according to the drivers’ association.
The outlook, though, is for prices to stay level through Labor Day.
At the end of June, a gallon of regular averaged 3.40 a gallon in the five-county Philadelphia area.
Read more: http://www.philly.com/philly/business/homepage/20120730_Will_gas_pump_prices_keep_rising_.html
Unemployment Stuck At 8.2% As Hiring Lags In June
Non-farm payrolls expanded by just 80,000 jobs in June, falling short of forecasts
U.S. employers hired at a dismal pace in June, raising pressure on the Federal Reserve to do more to boost the economy and further imperiling President Barack Obama‘s chances of reelection in November.
The Labor Department said on Friday non-farm payrolls expanded by just 80,000 jobs in June, falling short of forecasts though a tad higher than a revised May reading of 77,000.
Job creation during the month wasn’t enough to bring down the country’s lofty 8.2 percent unemployment rate. The report appeared sure to fuel concerns that Europe’s debt crisis is shifting the U.S. economy into low gear.
Read more: http://www.mcall.com/business/chi-june-unemployment-20120706,0,6588228.story
Summer 2012 Weather: A Variable Outlook
If you like variety, this will be the summer for you.
A few days of hot weather, followed by storm, then a few days of cooler weather. Repeat.
That could be what awaits us from June to August, based on several long-term forecasts.
“Maybe this is a summer where we don’t have long heat waves of a week or 10 days of 90 degrees,” said Millersville University meteorologist Eric Horst. “Instead, they come in smaller clusters, a couple of days in the 90s and then a front goes through and we get relief.”
Read more: http://lancasteronline.com/article/local/644340_Summer-weather–A-variable-outlook.html