Economy Adds Only 142K Jobs in September (The Hill)

Manufacturing, which has been hit harder by the stronger dollar and fewer U.S. exports, posted a loss of 9,000 jobs in September. The sector has shed a total of 27,000 in the past two months.

Chad Moutray, chief economist for the National Association of Manufacturers, said the data "reflect the sluggishness of the current activity, as firms struggle to overcome significant headwinds in the broader economy."

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