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A welcome change from the previous two months, the expected job growth acceleration was somewhat higher than forecast by multiple outlets.
U.S. employment rose by 194,000 jobs in September while the unemployment rate dropped to 4.8%.
The June labor market report will come as a relief to many after earlier lackluster growth, yet the U.S. employment level remains below its February 2020 total. Job creation was most pronounced in Leisure & Hospitality even as restaurants and hotels struggle to fill job openings.