Hiring report disappoints


ASSOCIATED PRESS: Slowdown in the global economy hurts US jobs report.

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ASSOCIATED PRESS: Slowdown in the global economy hurts US jobs report.

The Labor Department says employers added just 142,000 jobs in September as manufacturers and oil drillers shed workers. Hiring in July and August was revised lower by 59,000.

The unemployment rate remained 5.1 percent, but only because more Americans stopped looking for work. The proportion of Americans working or searching for jobs fell to a new 38-year low.

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