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Gain of 156,000 jobs misses forecasts of about 170,000, as unemployment rate rises to 5% -- but near-stasis helps the leader
The nation's private employers added 154,000 jobs in September, slightly below forecasts, but hiring appears solid in most of the swing states that will determine the next president.
The exchange-traded funds for the construction industry and regional and community banks suggest that the housing recovery may have peaked at 60% of potential.