U.S. economy loses 95K jobs amid government layoffs

A wave of government layoffs in Septemberoutpaced weak hiring in the private sector, pushing down U.S.payrolls by a net total of 95,000 jobs.The Labor Department

A wave of government layoffs in Septemberoutpaced weak hiring in the private sector, pushing down U.S.payrolls by a net total of 95,000 jobs.

The Labor Department said Friday that the unemployment rate heldat 9.6 percent last month. The jobless rate has now topped 9.5percent for 14 straight months, the longest stretch since the1930s.

The private sector added 64,000 jobs, the weakest...

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