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|October 4, 2009|
September jobs losses in the U.S. greater than expected raise questions about the recovery and making finding work more difficult.
The Labor Department reported on Friday that employers cut 263,000 jobs in September — much more than the predicted 175,000 that most economists were expecting — and raising concerns after seeing job losses decline recently.
The unemployment rate edged upward ever closer to double digits, going to 9.8 percent — a 26-year high.
Manufacturing, construction, and retail sectors continued to see deep job cuts, while healthcare continued as the only bright spot of job growth.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the nation has seen its unemployment rate double since the start of the recession in December 2007, leaving 15.1 million people unemployed to date.
All job-seekers can do redouble job-search efforts, ensuring resumes and other documents are as focused as possible while reaching out to more people (in your network) for job leads. Some people may need to consider retraining, career change, and even relocation to find new work.
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