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The impressive US jobs report for September in two simple charts

By Nikhil Sonnad
Published Last updated This article is more than 2 years old.

The US economy added 248,000 jobs in September. The unemployment rate fell to 5.9%, falling below 6% for the first time since July 2008. 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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