The New Paper

October 2, 2020

US economy adds 661k jobs in September

The US economy added 661k jobs in September and the unemployment rate fell from 8.4% to 7.9%. The September tally came in below economist expectations of 800k, and total nonfarm payrolls (i.e. jobs in the US economy) remain down 7% from pre-coronavirus levels in February.

Extra: Here's the full report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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