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'Oof': Economists React To September Jobs Report On Twitter

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 194,000 jobs in September, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday.

The unemployment rate fell to 4.8%.


Most job gains in September were in the leisure and hospitality sector, which added 74,000 jobs but saw little change in food services and drinking places. Employment in leisure and hospitality is still down by 1.6 million jobs compared to February 2020.

Employment in retail trade increased by 56,000 jobs in September despite losing 12,000 jobs in food and beverage stores. Retail trade employment is now 202,000 jobs lower than it was in February 2020. 

Construction employment added 22,000 jobs in September but is still 201,000 jobs below its level in February 2020.

Here's how economists and others reacted to the September jobs report on Twitter: