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Economy loses 95K jobs, including 21K in construction

By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — A wave of government layoffs in September outpaced weak hiring in the private sector, pushing down the nation's payrolls by a net total of 95,000 jobs. The unemployment rate held at 9.6 percent last month, the Labor Department said Friday. The jobless rate has now topped 9.5 percent ...

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