US Loses 33K Jobs in September as It Deals With Storm Damage, First Drop in 7 Years Economists at JPMorgan Chase had estimated that Hurricanes Harvey and Irma will have lowered last month’s gain by 75,000
6 October 2017 NBC 6
The U.S. lost 33,000 jobs in September after Hurricanes Harvey and Irma hit Texas, Florida and other Southeastern states. It was the first decline in seven years. The unemployment rate fell to 4.2 percent from 4.4 percent, the Labor Department said Friday, the lowest level since February 2001.