September jobs growth is expected to be back on track after a dip in August, with 215,000 nonfarm payrolls created in a broad range of industries.
Retail workers that were temporarily striking in the Northeast in August could show up as an additional 17,000 jobs in September, but they could be offset by the loss of about 8,000 jobs in the leisure industry from the shutdown of casinos in Atlantic City, N.J., economists said.
Economists also expect to see an upward revision to August’s 142,000 jobs, and the unemployment rate should be unchanged at 6.1 percent when the employment report is released at 8:30 a.m. EDT Friday. The release of jobs numbers due Friday morning is expected to show 215,000 jobs added last month, based on the median estimate of economists surveyed, according to Dow Jones.
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