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US Lost 33000 Jobs in September; Unemployment Rate Dips to 4.2% - New York Times

Staggering from the impact of hurricanes that walloped Texas, Florida and neighboring states, the economy lost 33,000 jobs in September, the first monthly decline in employment in seven years, the government reported on Friday. But economists ...and more »

US loses 33000 jobs in September after hurricanes slam Texas, Florida - OregonLive.com

A restaurant sits in floodwater in Port Arthur, Texas. Hurricanes Harvey and Irma caused the nation to lose jobs for the first time in seven years in September, with restaurants and bars taking the biggest hit. ( The Los Angeles Times ). Comment. By ...and more »

US employment just fell for the first time in seven years after a brutal set of hurricanes - Quartz

For the first time since the summer of 2010, the US economy did not add any jobs month-to-month—in fact, it lost 33,000 in September, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Yet the unemployment rate fell to its lowest number since 2001 and ...and more »

Employment Falls In September After Hurricanes Harvey And Irma Undercut Economic Activity - HuffPost

WASHINGTON, Oct 6 (Reuters) - U.S. employment fell in September for the first time in seven years as Hurricanes Harvey and Irma left displaced workers temporarily unemployed and delayed hiring, the latest indication that the storms undercut economic ...and more »

How Hurricanes Skewed September's Job Numbers - New York Times

The United States' nearly seven-year streak of job growth came to an end in September, as employers cut 33,000 jobs. But don't read too much into that decline — Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, which ravaged Texas and Florida, wreaked havoc on employment ...and more »

Storms impact US job market; trade expected to bolster economy - Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, but the continued impact of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma on the data made it difficult to get a clear picture of the labor market. Job ...and more »

Hurricanes Irma and Harvey Spur the First Employment Decline in 7 Years - The Atlantic

On Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the U.S. labor market shed 33,000 jobs in September—the first decline in the total number of paid positions in the economy in seven years. The unemployment rate, however, fell to 4.2 percent from ...and more »

Hurricane hit: US lost 33000 jobs in September - CNNMoney

The United States lost 33,000 jobs in September as the economy took a hit from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. It was the first monthly decline in jobs in seven years. The jobless rate dropped to 4.2%, the lowest since 2001. Content by MyFinance.and more »

The monthly jobs numbers haven't gone down in 7 years. Until now. - USA TODAY

The U.S. lost jobs for the first time in seven years last month after Hurricanes Irma and Harvey drove down employment. But wages grew, unemployment fell to a new 16-year low and there were other reassuring signs that September's weak showing was a ...and more »

'Predictably awful' — what economists said about jobs report as hurricanes took toll - MarketWatch

Here are some comments from analysts on September's jobs report, which showed the workforce shrinking by 33,000 jobs as employment was hit by hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Read more about the jobs report. Economist Ernie Tedeschi called the ...and more »