Tumblr Icon RSS Icon

114,000 Jobs Created In September, Unemployment Falls To 7.8 Percent

By Pat Garofalo  

"114,000 Jobs Created In September, Unemployment Falls To 7.8 Percent"


google plus icon

According to the latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the economy created 114,000 jobs in September, with the unemployment rate falling to 7.8 percent. Analysts had expected about 110,000 jobs to be created. The private sector added 110,00 jobs, while the public sector ended a long slide by adding 10,000 jobs. July’s jobs number was revised up by 40,000 jobs, while August’s number was revised up by 46,000. The wider U-6 measure of underemployment was unchanged at 14.7 percent.

‹ Econ 101: October 5, 2012

Some Good News: Highlights From The September Jobs Report ›

By clicking and submitting a comment I acknowledge the ThinkProgress Privacy Policy and agree to the ThinkProgress Terms of Use. I understand that my comments are also being governed by Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, or Hotmail’s Terms of Use and Privacy Policies as applicable, which can be found here.