U.S. hiring slows for 3rd month but jobless rate falls to 7.9%

NONFARM EMPLOYMENT in the U.S. increased by 661,000 jobs in September. / AP FILE PHOTO/STEVEN SENNE
WASHINGTON (AP) – America’s employers added 661,000 jobs in September, the third straight month of slower hiring and evidence from the final jobs report before the presidential election that the economic recovery has weakened. With September’s hiring gain, the economy has recovered only slightly more than half the 22 million jobs that were wiped out…

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