Heavy rain will continue to fall across the mountains. Flood Warnings are already out for most of the area through later this afternoon. A Flood Watch continues for everyone through tomorrow night. A Winter Storm Warning goes into effect later today for most of the area. The rain will start to transition to freezing rain/sleet and snow by later this evening, generally between 8 p.m. and midnight. Keep it locked to WYMT for updates.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The government is issuing new unemployment data that is expected to underscore the slow economic recovery and ensure that jobs remain the top issue of the presidential campaign. The data comes just a month before the election as President Barack Obama seeks to slow a newly invigorated rival.
Friday's release of numbers reflecting September hiring and unemployment follows a presidential debate dominated by the economy. The debate boosted Republican challenger Mitt Romney and left Obama on the defensive.
Economists predict employers added 111,000 jobs last month, up from the 96,000 jobs added in August. The jobless rate is expected to inch up from 8.1 percent.
While the slow recovery has been a drag on Obama politically, the monthly jobless numbers have not markedly altered the trajectory of the presidential campaign.
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