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U.S. jobless rate falls to 6-year low of 5.9 percent

Patrice Hill / October 6, 2014

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U.S. jobless rate falls to 6-year low of 5.9 percent
The nation’s unemployment rate dropped to 5.9 percent last month, the lowest since mid-2008, as job growth continued its best string of monthly gains since the 1990s, the Labor Department reported Friday. In September, businesses added 248,000 new jobs — well above the 213,000 average for the past year. And the department found they added 69,000…

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