Job Growth Slowed Before Shutdown


The first jobs report since the government shutdown showed fewer jobs than expected were added in September- a sign the economic recovery could be losing momentum. The economy added 148,000 new jobs last month- below the 180,000 expected. Pinpointing how the lead up to the government shutdown impacted the labor market may be difficult given all the different factors employers were already dealing with, says Gus Faucher of PNC Financial Services.