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National job growth disappoints in September

by Adam Rombel

Date: 10/2/2015 at 15:4:29

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The September jobs report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) on Friday surprised economists and analysts. And, it wasn’t a pleasant surprise. The U.S. economy added far fewer jobs than economists expected, the BLS revised down previous job-growth numbers instead of up as anticipated, wage growth was non-existent, and the labor-force participation rate hit its lowest mark since 1977.

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