Jobless Rate Drops to 6-Year Low of 5.9 Percent

The economy added 248,000 jobs in September and the unemployment rate dropped to 5.9 percent, the lowest since July 2008, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. Last month's jobs report disappointed, with nonfarm payrolls gains in August coming in at 142,000, well below expectations for 230,000.

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