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Tepid September Jobs Report May Be Just What Markets Desire

Tue, October 22, 2013 8:38pm

Story by John Ydstie

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Job growth slowed in September. The Labor Department's monthly employment report showed employers adding 148,000 jobs to payrolls. That's less than in the summer months and below the average for the year. The unemployment rate fell to 7.2 percent.

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