US Unemployment Falls To 5.9 Percent, 248,000 Jobs Added

US Unemployment Falls To 5.9 Percent, 248,000 Jobs Added

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For the first time since 2008, the U.S. unemployment rate dipped below 6 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

Businesses created 248,000 new jobs in September, with a hefty jumpĀ in professional and business services, and increases in retail trade and health care.

The Bureau also adjusted the numbers upward from July and August to reflect 69,000 more jobs added than the government first reported.

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