U.S. Added 148K Jobs In September, Unemployment At 7.2%

AP

The U.S. added just 148,000 jobs in September, missing market expectations and continuing a tepid pace of recovery, according to a Bureau of Labor Statistics report released Tuesday. The national unemployment rate fell to 7.2%.

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