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Economy added 103,000 jobs in September


WASHINGTON — The economy added 103,000 jobs in September, a burst of hiring that followed a sluggish summer. The figure at least temporarily calms fears of a new recession that have hung over Wall Street and the nation for weeks.

The Labor Department also said Friday that the nation added more jobs than first estimated in July and August. The government's first reading had said the economy added zero jobs in August.

AP Photo/Reed Saxon

Mechanic Ray Duran changes oil in a car at a Shell station in Los Angeles. Employers added 103,000 jobs in September, a modest burst of hiring...

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