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We’re live-charting the slightly worrying US jobs report for September

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Losing altitude?
By Melvin Backman, Matt Phillips, Nikhil Sonnad
Published Last updated This article is more than 2 years old.

It’s jobs day once again. And it’s a bit disappointing.

The US economy produced 142,000 new jobs in September, well below expectations for about 200,000. The unemployment rate stayed steady at 5.1%. The August job figures were revised down to 136,000 from the previously reported 173,000.

Read along as we gather the best facts, figures, and—of course—charts from around the internet in order to give you some context about one of the most important economic indicators in the world.

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