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Poverty-related issues in the news, from the Institute for Research on Poverty

September 2015 US Unemployment Rate

Jobs report is lackluster, raising concern on economy’s course, By Patricia Cohen, October 2, 2015, New York Times: “Employers added a mere 142,000 jobs in September, the government said Friday, casting a shadow on the nation’s economy in a Labor Department report that analysts variously described as ‘dreadful,’ ‘a body blow’ and ‘grim.’ Adding to the gloom, the agency revised August’s employment numbers sharply downward, showing that only 136,000 jobs were created that month, well below the 173,000 originally estimated. The two consecutive weak reports pointed to a loss of momentum for the American economy over the summer…”