Fewer Jobs Than Expected In Sept., But Jobless Rate Fell

The nation’s jobless rate ticked down to 7.2 percent in September from 7.3 percent in August, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said Tuesday.

But just 148,000 were added to public and private payrolls. That’s below the 180,000 economists expected. It’s yet another sign that job growth remains soft.

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