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MID-DAY UPDATE: More job losses in September…

Bill Radke Oct 8, 2010

This morning, the Labor Department said federal, state and local governments cut more jobs than the private sector created. Non-farm employment dropped by 95,000 jobs. The official unemployment rate stayed flat at 9.6%, but the more inclusive, “U-6” unemployment rate rose to 17.1%, not much lower than it was a year ago.

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