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Hurricanes Irma and Harvey Spur the First Employment Decline in 7 Years

The U.S. labor market lost 33,000 jobs in September.
Source: Carlo Allegri / Reuters

On Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics that the U.S. labor market shed 33,000 jobs in September—the first decline in the total number of paid positions in

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