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Joblessness is up, Matthew rages on

THE JOBLESS nationally rose from 4.9 percent in August to 5 percent in September.

THE JOBLESS nationally rose from 4.9 percent in August to 5 percent in September.

The U.S. economy added 156,000 jobs in September, a dip from the 167,000 announced in August, according to the federal Department of Labor. That slowing of job growth, along with more workers entering the market, caused the national unemployment rate to edge up to 5 percent from last month’s 4.9 percent. The jobs report, considered “pretty close” to perfect by a Federal Reserve official, could prompt a small increase in interest races this December, according to Reuters.

oct-news-updateHurricane Matthew rages on

The fierce Hurricane Matthew is moving northwest off the northeast coast of Florida. It’s traveling at about 12 miles an hour and packing winds with speeds of up to 115 miles an hour. An estimated 1 million people have been left without electrical power, according to USA Today. Evacuations are underway not only in Florida, but also in Georgia and South Carolina and the National Hurricane Center on Friday issued a warning for North Carolina as well.



Trump: illegals pouring in to vote

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump claimed on Friday that the federal government was deliberately allowing illegal aliens to “pour into the country so they can go and vote.” Trump was referring in part to a comment from an official of the National Border Patrol Council union, who said that immigration agents are busy with “trying to get the people who are on the waiting list to hurry up and get them their immigration status corrected.” Illegal aliens are not allowed to vote and there are very few incidents of them committing voter fraud, according to the Huffington Post.

Dodgers start post-season vs. Nationals

The Los Angeles Dodgers begin their quest toward the World Series Friday afternoon when they open their National League Division Series against the Washington Nationals in D.C. Clayton Kershaw (12-4) will make the start for the NL West champs, while Max Scherzer (20-7) will pitch for the NL East champs.

The Update is posted weekdays as OC Tribune staff time permits.




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