Economy Adds 661,000 Jobs, Strengthening Case for Safely Reopening Society

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday that the unemployment rate fell to 7.9% as the economy gained 661,000 jobs in September, continuing to show signs of recovery and make the case that policymakers must continue to allow more parts of society to safely reopen.  

Although the unemployment rate beat experts’ predictions of 8.2%, the number of new jobs fell below predictions, largely due to closures of public schools and a decline in temporary workers for the 2020 census.

However, positive revisions to the July and August jobs reports added 145,000 more jobs than previously reported.        

The new jobs report shows that temporary layoffs decreased by 1.5 million, down from the high of 18.1 million in April but still 3.8 million higher than in February.  

In addition, the number of Americans who permanently lost their job increased by 345,000 to 3.8 million; this number has risen by 2.5 million since

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Economy Adds 661,000 Jobs, Strengthening Case for Safely Reopening

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday that the unemployment rate fell to 7.9% as the economy gained 661,000 jobs in September, continuing to show signs of recovery and make the case that policymakers must continue to allow more parts of society to safely reopen.  

Although the unemployment rate beat experts’ predictions of 8.2%, the number of new jobs fell below predictions, largely due to closures of public schools and a decline in temporary workers for the 2020 census 2020.

However, positive revisions to the July and August jobs reports added 145,000 more jobs than previously reported.        

The new jobs report shows that temporary layoffs decreased by 1.5 million, down from the high of 18.1 million in April but still 3.8 million higher than in February.  

In addition, the number of Americans who permanently lost their job increased by 345,000 to 3.8 million; this number has risen by 2.5 million

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Sensex, Nifty gain 1%; multiplexes rise as government allows reopening

FILE PHOTO: People walk past the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building in Mumbai, India, March 9, 2020. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas/File photo

BENGALURU (Reuters) – Indian shares rose on Thursday, led by media stocks, after the federal government allowed states to gradually open movie theatres, while the government of India’s richest state, home to the financial capital Mumbai, said it would reopen bars and restaurants.

By 0349 GMT, the broader NSE Nifty 50 index rose 1.1% to 11,367.70 and the S&P BSE Sensex was up 1.1% at 38,503.15. On Wednesday, both the indexes recorded their first monthly drop in four months, falling more than 1% in September.

India’s federal government on Wednesday allowed states to reopen movie theatres at 50% capacity, and said schools and educational institutions could restart in a phased manner.

Shares in India’s top cinema chains PVR Ltd and INOX Leisure 13% and 14%, respectively, pushing the Nifty media

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Glbt Historical Society Museum In Castro District Reopening This Week

SAN FRANCISCO (BCN)

The GLBT Historical Society Museum in San Francisco’s Castro District announced Monday it will reopen later this week after having been closed for more than six months due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The museum, which is the country’s first stand-alone museum dedicated to LGBTQ history, is set to reopen on Thursday for members, and will reopen to the public on Saturday.


Moving forward, the museum will be open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from noon to 5 p.m., museum officials said.

Last week, city officials gave indoor museums the green light to reopen as the number of new daily COVID-19 cases continues to fall. With the reopenings, the city is requiring museums to adhere to a maximum capacity of 25 percent and visitors are required to wear masks.



According to GLBT Historical Society Museum officials, with the reopening, the museum has implemented hourly cleanings on opening days,

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