The US added fewer jobs than expected in September

Job growth in the US was slower than expected last month in a sign that America’s rebound from the economic fell triggered by the coronavirus pandemic is slowing.

Employers added 661,000 jobs against the over 800,000 expected.

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The jobless rate dropped to 7.9%, dropping for a fifth month, but the minority workers hit hardest saw little change.

The gains mean the US has recovered more than half the jobs lost in March and April amid widespread lockdowns, reports BBC.

Restaurants and retailers added positions, but public payrolls, which had seen a boost in August from temporary hiring for the US census, dropped, particularly in education.

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