U.S. payrolls fall 33,000 on storms; jobless rate drops to 4.2%

U.S. NONFARM PAYROLLS fell an unexpected 33,000 in September. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/MATTHEW STAVER
U.S. NONFARM PAYROLLS fell an unexpected 33,000 in September. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/MATTHEW STAVER
NEW YORK - The number of workers on United States payrolls declined last month for the first time since 2010, reflecting major disruptions from hurricanes Harvey and Irma, Labor Department figures showed Friday. The jobless rate fell to a new 16-year-low while wage gains accelerated. Highlights of Employment (September) Payrolls fell 33,000 (est. up 80,000)…

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