The unemployment rate fell in September to 7.8 percent. That's the lowest level since January 2009 â¿¿ President Barack Obama's first month in office. The rate fell because a government survey of households found a huge increase in the number of people who had jobs.Still, a jump in part-time employment accounted for most of the gain. And a separate survey of employers showed that manufacturing employment dropped by 16,000 in September after falling by 22,000 in August.
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