WASHINGTON, DC: U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia issued the following statement on the September 2020 Employment Situation Report:
“Today’s report shows 877,000 private-sector jobs added back in September, and an additional 145,000 jobs from July and August. However, the report reflects a seasonally-adjusted loss of 350,000 jobs in public and private education. Large gains were made in lower-wage jobs in retail and leisure and hospitality, and manufacturing added 66,000 jobs, its largest increase since June.
“More than half the jobs lost from the pandemic have now been restored, and the third quarter ended with a 7.9 percent unemployment rate, half the15.8 percent third-quarter unemployment rate projected by the Congressional Budget Office in May.”
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