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Manufacturing & The Economy

U.S. Added 134,000 Jobs in September

The unemployment rate declined to 3.7% in September, and employment increased by 134,000, the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. Job gains occurred in professional and business services, in health care, and in transportation and warehousing.

Employment in manufacturing continued to trend up in September (+18,000), reflecting a gain in durable goods industries. Over the year, manufacturing has added 278,000 jobs, with about four-fifths of the gain in the durable goods component. 

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