in the central Atlantic region contracted again in July, according
to the Richmond Fed’s latest survey.
Watching TV was the
leisure activity that occupied the most time in 2007 according to
a report by The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) of the U.S. Department
of Labor, accounting for about half of leisure time, on average,
for both men and women.
In July, employers
took 1,512 mass layoff actions, seasonally adjusted,
as measured by new filings for unemployment insurance benefits during
month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of
Labor reported on August 22.
From January through
July 2008, the total number of mass layoff events
(seasonally adjusted), at 10,770, and initial claims (seasonally
at 1,100,810, were the highest for the January-July period since