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Delayed September jobs report disappoints: 148,000 new jobs; unemployment rate at 7.2 percent

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The U.S. labor market remained stuck in a rut in September, as the number of new jobs created fell to 148,000 and the unemployment rate edged down to 7.2 percent, the Labor Department announced in an unusual Tuesday release of a report that had been delayed by the 16-day government shutdown. The headline number of non-farm payroll jobs fell short of analysts' expectations and fell from August's...

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