The economy added 136,000 new jobs in September, the government said Friday. Economists polled by MarketWatch had forecast a 150,000 increase.In Dec. 1969 I was 18. It's pretty fair to say this is the lowest unemployment rate of my adult life. I was a little slow maturing.
This is the slowest pace of job growth in four months, as businesses grew more cautious about hiring, but employment gains for August and July revised up by a combined 45,000,
And in a separate survey, the U.S. unemployment rate dropped to 3.5%, the lowest rate since December 1969.
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