- Total non-farm payroll employment in the US was little changed in September (-33,000), after adding an average of 172,000 jobs per month over the prior 12 months, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

In September, a steep employment decline in food services and drinking places and below-trend growth in some other industries likely reflected the impact of Hurricanes Irma and Harvey.

Employment rose in health care and in transportation and warehousing.

Story provided by