U.S. Adds 134,000 Workers, Fewer Than Expected, as Jobless Rate Falls
Seemingly everyone has a job these days -- and businesses are having a hard time finding new recruits.

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 134,000 as the unemployment rate fell to 3.7 percent in September,, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Job gains occurred in professional and business services, in health care, and in transportation and warehousing.

The growth is lower than what was expected by a survey of economists by data provider FactSet, who forecast a gain of 184,000 jobs last month. That figure would represent a slowdown from the 207,000 jobs created in August.

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