10 Oct 2011

More jobs in US

2:00 pm on 10 October 2011

The US economy added 103,000 jobs in September.

But the latest data from the Department of Labour shows the jobless rate was stuck at 9.1%.

The private sector accounted for all the gains. The BBC reports the figures were boosted by the return of 45,000 Verizon telecom workers who were on strike in August.

Excluding them, the number of jobs created was 58,000, which was still higher than predicted.

Aggregate weekly hours being worked also rose.

The department also revised upwards employment data from August and July.