WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says Friday’s unemployment report provides more proof that the economic recovery is continuing.
At the same time, Alan Krueger, chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, is warning that $85 billion in spending cuts that went into effect on March 1 will be, in his words, a “headwind in the months to come.”
Krueger noted that Friday’s report was the first since those budget reductions took effect.
The White House has insisted that the spending cuts will damage the economy.
The Labor Department said Friday that U.S. employers added just 88,000 jobs in March, the fewest in nine months. The unemployment rate dipped to 7.6 percent from 7.7 percent, however, because more people stopped looking for work.
It's the holiday season and that means parties, fun, and for some, drinking. However, Honolulu police are on the lookout for drunk drivers. One family offered a reminder on Sunday, why it's important to not drink and drive.
KHON2 is learning more about the elderly man who died after being attacked in Chinatown. Mamerto "Eddie" Semana, 83, was found on Kukui Street early Wednesday morning, not far from where he lived.
Saturday was Laulima Day across the state. All of you who gave so generously from your heart, thank you so much! Like previous years, the aloha was overflowing.