The U.S. economy delivered modest job growth in September while wages picked up, suggesting a steady labor market as the Federal Reserve moves closer to raising interest rates and the campaign season enters its final stretch.
Employment outside of farms grew by a seasonally adjusted 156,000 jobs in September, the smallest gain since May, the Labor Department said Friday.
The unemployment rate, derived from a separate survey of households, increased a tenth of a percentage point to 5.0%.
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