This morning, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 156,000 jobs were added to the U.S. economy in September. The unemployment rate held steady at 5%. The increase in jobs in September continues the longest streak of total job growth on record, since September 2010.
The construction sector added a total of 23,000 jobs since August 2016. Since September 2015, 18,000 construction jobs have been added to the industry. September’s increase in jobs ends the streak of job losses in this sector that had been going on since May of 2016.
Today’s employment situation release reveals that the economy is solid, but not spectacular shape heading into next month’s presidential election.
For more information, visit The Bureau of Labor Statistics website.
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