Payrolls Rise Less Than Projected, U.S. Jobless Rate Steady

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U.S. Adds 142,000 Jobs in Sept., Jobless Rate 5.1%

Payrolls rose less than projected in September, wages stagnated and the jobless rate was unchanged as people left the workforce, signaling the global slowdown and financial-market turmoil are rippling through the world’s largest economy.

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