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Employers in U.S. Cut More Jobs Than Forecast in September
The U.S. lost more jobs than forecast
in September, reflecting a decline in government payrolls that
shows the damage being done by rising budget deficits.
Employers cut staffing by 95,000 workers after a revised
57,000 decrease in August, Labor Department figures in
Washington showed today. The median estimate of economists
surveyed by Bloomberg News called for a 5,000 drop. The
unemployment rate unexpectedly held at 9.6 percent.
A job seeker, right, speaks with a consultant from Kelly Service Business Development, at the JobLink Career Expo in Raleigh, North Carolina. Photographer: Jim R. Bounds/Bloomberg
The jobless rate has equaled or exceeded 9.5 percent for 14
consecutive months, surpassing the 13-month period from mid 1982
to mid 1983 as the longest span of elevated joblessness since
monthly records began in 1948.
The so-called underemployment rate — which includes part-
time workers who’d prefer a full-time position and people who
want work but have given up looking — increased to 17.1 percent
from 16.7 percent.