103,000 jobs added to the economy in September

The U.S. economy added 103,000 jobs in September, the U.S. Department of Labor reported today, but the unemployment rate remained at 9.1%. The weak employment figures of recent months have spurred fears that the economy may be heading into a double-dip recession; today's numbers may quiet those fears temporarily. Other recent economic indicators, such as auto and retail sales, have suggested more strength in the recovery.

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