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The porn  industry is being blamed for a jobs slowdown in the US. Who would have thought they’d have that much impact on the economy?

I guess it is fair to say the industry and general economy is well rooted.

Wall Street expects the US Treasury to continue printing money for a few months yet, after weak jobs data showed that America’s economic recovery may be faltering.

The unemployment rate edged down from 7.4pc in July to 7.3pc in August – its lowest rate since 2008 – but the change was driven by people dropping out of the labour force rather than any increase in paid employment. 

According to Labour Department figures released on Friday, the number of people with jobs fell by 112,000 in August. The data do not go into detail about why specific industries suffered, but it is thought that a temporary hiatus in the pornography industry had a significant impact on the figures.

The adult film business was brought to a standstill for 12 days in August, after one of its actors was found to have HIV. The jobs data do not drill down into such specific industries, but the wider movie business lost 22,000 paid jobs – around 6pc of its total workforce.

However, America’s official unemployment rate still fell as 312,000 people are no longer counted as part of the country’s potential workforce, for example because they passed retirement age, or entered full time education.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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