WASHINGTON: The U.S. economy unexpectedly added jobs in May, surprising economists and analysts who had forecast millions more losing their livelihoods, and raising hopes of a faster economic recovery than expected. More than 2.5 million people were newly employed last month, the Labor Department reported on Friday, but that follows a record drop of more than 20 million in April. The unemployment rate fell to roughly 13per cent compared to almost 15per cent in the prior month. Much of the rise in jobs was centered on hardest-hit industries in food services and drinking places, which added 1.4 million jobs and accounted for about half of the employment gains. The leisure and hospitality sector overall added 1.2 million jobs. But what explains the unexpected jump and should the numbers be taken at face value? STATES REOPENING It makes sense that more people would become employed as stay-at-home restrictions eased. More than 95per cent of Americans were under some form of … [Read more...] about Explainer: May’s jobs report stunner: real deal or head fake?
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Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas looked extra glamorous as they stepped out for a rare date night at the Golden Globes. The Mask of Zorro star - who tied the knot with Michael in 2000 - dazzled in her show-stopping gown as she linked arms with her man. Catherine, 51, looked sensational in a classy black Dolce & Gabbana off-the-shoulder dress featuring a very high thigh slit. The actress opted for a pair of black open-toed heels as she let her signature black locks flow over her shoulders. Meanwhile Michael, 76, matched his stunning wife by wearing a tailored black two-piece suit with a black shirt and black long tie. The veteran Hollywood star proudly has three Golden Globes to his name - for Wall Street, Behind The Candelabra and The Kominsky Method. And back in 2004, he was the recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's lifetime achievement award - meaning he's no stranger to the prestigious event. The pair - who … [Read more...] about Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas dazzle on rare date night at Golden Globes
Actress Anya Taylor-Joy marked her first Golden Globe win with a style reference to a major television series. The American-Argentine-British actress won the award for best actress in a miniseries for her role in The Queen’s Gambit . The win saw Anya dominate her fellow nominees Cate Blanchett, Daisy Edgar-Jones, Nicole Kidman and Shira Haas. She was also nominated for a second award for best actress in a motion picture comedy for her role in Emma but Rosamund Pike won in that category for her role in I Care a Lot . "I would love to thank Netflix … for letting us make the show we wanted to make," Taylor-Joy said in her acceptance speech for The Queen's Gambit. "It's obviously wonderful that everyone's seen the show. I would do this project again and again and again; I learned so much. Thank you to the audiences that have watched it and supported the characters. It meant the world." The actress stunned in a custom Dior Haute Couture gown and Tiffany & Co. jewels. … [Read more...] about Anya Taylor-Joy honours Golden Globes win with The Queen’s Gambit manicure