U.S. Economy Added 114,000 Jobs In September, Unemployment Falls To 7.8%

The U.S. economy added 114,000 jobs in September, with the unemployment rate falling from 8.1% to 7.8%, according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics.

The labor force rose by 418,000 jobs, while the labor force participation rate was little changed at 63.6 percent. 

The July jobs report was revised from +141,000 to +181,000, and the August jobs report was revised from +96,000 to +142,000.

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