September 2013 Payroll Employment Increased (+148,000); Unemployment Rate Little Changed (7.2%)

Washington, DC—(ENEWSPF)—October 22, 2013,

NOTE: The release of these data occurs about 2 weeks later than originally scheduled because of the recent partial Federal government shutdown. Data collection for the estimates in this release had been completed prior to the shutdown in accordance with our normal schedule. However, the processing of some estimates and the production of the Employment Situation news release were delayed due to the shutdown.

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 148,000 in September, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 7.2 percent, the U.S. Bureau . . .

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