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The US jobs report for September in two simple charts


The US economy added 142,000 jobs in September, falling short of expectations, and the unemployment rate remained almost unchanged at 7.2%. Here’s the breakdown of employment status for all Americans age 16 and above:

Here’s what job creation and loss looked like in various industries last month:

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