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136,000 Jobs Added in September – Unemployment Declines

136,000 Jobs Added in September – Unemployment Declines

The U.S. economy added 136,000 jobs in September, while the unemployment rate declined to 3.5%, according to Department of Labor data released Friday.

136,000 jobs were added in September, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics report, about 6,000 more jobs than were added in August. Unemployment declined to 3.5%.

Economists predicted the unemployment rate would remain the same at 3.7%, according to the New York Times, and that employers would add 147,000 jobs.

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Job growth has come back strong after February, when just 33,000 jobs were added.

The unemployment rate has held steady between 4% and 3.7% for more than a year before the April jobs report showed it drop to 3.6%. Prior to April’s report, the consistent unemployment rate suggested that workers are jumping back into the workforce to fill open jobs, rather than the workers who are currently collecting unemployment welfare, according to WSJ.

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Cover image: President Donald Trump listens to a question during a joint news conference with Finland’s President Sauli Niinisto in East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 2, 2019. (REUTERS/Leah Millis)

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