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Jobs report: US economy added 156,000 jobs in September, unemployment ticked up to 5 percent

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In this Thursday, May 30, 2013, file photo, a job seeker stops at a table offering resume critiques during a job fair held in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis, File)

The U.S. economy added 156,000 jobs in September, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics announced Friday.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the number is short of the additional 170,000 jobs that economists had anticipated. The report also states that since September 2015, average hourly earnings have risen by 2.6 percent.

The unemployment rate rose slightly from 4.9 percent to 5 percent.

The labor force participation rate, the percentage of adults who are employed or who are actively looking for a job, rose slightly to 62.9 percent.

The Wall Street Journal reported that the underemployment rate — Americans who are unemployed but searching for work, or working part-time searching for full time positions — is now 9.7 percent.

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