September jobs report released

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NBC) — Non-farm payrolls rose by a lower than expected 661,000 in the month of September.

This represents a slide from the 1.5 million jobs added in August and the 4.8 million jobs added in June.

In the final jobs report before the election in November, the unemployment rate sits at 7.9%.

Many analysts say the U.S economy is headed in the right direction, but more slowly than they were hoping for and the momentum is slowing.

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