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Showing 3 articles from April 17, 2009.

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KDP Touts Gov's Work

This week's KDP newsletter touts Governor Beshear's accomplishments in early childhood education and economic relief.
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Kentucky’s jobless rate jumps to 9.8 percent in March
Kentucky’s manufacturing sector lost 2,700 jobs in March 2009. Compared to March 2008, jobs in the sector plummeted by 36,900.
The number of jobs in the professional and business services sector has declined 4,700 employees since March 2008.
The information sector, which includes firms involved in publishing, Internet activities, data processing, broadcasting and news syndication, has lost 400 positions since March 2008.
Since March 2008, employment in the construction sector has plunged by 12,200 positions.
The government sector, which includes public education, public administration agencies and state-owned hospitals, has 4,000 fewer jobs compared to March 2008.
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Maersk Crew credit union membership as a reason for beating pirates

The American crew members of the Maersk Alabama - a ship recently hijacked by Somali pirates - fought back and won.  They specifically cited their union membership as a reason for how they were able to beat the pirates.
In an interview with NBC, the ship's Third Engineer, John Cronan, said this about their efforts:
"We are American seamen.  We are union members.  We stuck together, we did our jobs.  And that's how we did it."


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