Unemployment Rate In US Remains At 9.1 Percent For September

By on Oct 9, 2011 in Business, Economy, United States, World Comments
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Unemployment rate in the United States remains at 9.1 percent for the month of September, the Labor Department reportedly announced on Friday, October 7, 2011.

According to reports, the United States added a better-than-expected 103,000 non-farm jobs last month. Reports said that the biggest factor for the unexpected new jobs came from the return to work of 45,000 striking Verizon employees.

Reports also said that total private jobs were at 137,000. If the returning Verizon strikers will not be considered, September showed 82,000 new private sector jobs.

“The rate has remained at around 9 percent for quite some time. The rate of job creation has been especially weak in this quarter,” Steven Leslie, lead analyst for financial services at the Economist Intelligence Unit reportedly said.

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