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148,000 Jobs Added Last Month

148,000 Jobs Added Last Month

(Washington, DC) -- September saw the U.S. economy add 148,000 private sector jobs.

That leaves the nation's unemployment rate relatively unchanged at 7.2 percent. The report out this morning from the Labor Department was delayed by two and a half weeks due to the federal government shutdown.

In a statement, Boehner said the numbers are disappointing and underwhelming. He called President Obama's economic policies a "recipe for economic stagnation."

In a statement, White House economic adviser Jason Furman noted 43 consecutive months of private sector job growth.  He also talked about the uncertainty of the past few weeks and said "self-inflicted wounds" have hindered more robust economic growth.  The recent, partial shutdown of the federal government forced a delay in the release of the September jobs report.  

 

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