U.S. adds 103,000 jobs in September


U.S. Adds 103,000 Jobs – Rate Holds Steady at 9.1% – NYTimes.com.

August figures have been revised to 57,000 gain from the previous zero. Unemployment remains at 9.1%

The private sector added 137,000 jobs in the U.S. in September but that figure can be misleading because it includes 45,000 Verizon workers who returned to work after a strike. September is also an anomalous month because schools start and there is always a number of new hires in education in that month.

Other than that health care was the strongest sector, as typical.

Although the U.S. revised figures for August were of a net gain of 57,000 jobs, New Jersey lost 25,100 during the same month, 16,000 of them in the private sector.

This latter discordance is  an indictment of the economic policies of the Christie administration.

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