U.S. Employers Added Only 194,000 Jobs In September
US employers added only 194,000 jobs in September as the Delta wave persisted, Ben Casselman reported for the New York Times.
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Analysts said the latest coronavirus wave contributed much to a second straight month of disappointing job growth as Americans avoided restaurants and travel and were reluctant to rejoin the workforce.
U.S. employers added 194,000 jobs in September, the Labor Department said Friday. That was down from 366,000 in August and far below the more than one million jobs added in July, before the more contagious Delta variant led to a spike in coronavirus cases across much of the country.
The leisure and hospitality sector, which had been a main driver of job growth before Delta emerged, added fewer than 100,000 jobs for the second straight month.