Job growth weak

Data from the latest HLFS:

  • Just 23,000 jobs created in the last year, or a 0.9% increase
  • 6,000 more unemployed than a year ago
  • rate is 4.2%

Here’s the job growth for September years for the last few years:

  • 2016: 135,000
  • 2017: 88,000
  • 2018: 60,000
  • 2019: 23,000
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