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Unemployment Rate Reaches 9.8 Percent in Sept.

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Unemployment Rate Reaches 9.8 Percent in Sept.

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Unemployment Rate Reaches 9.8 Percent in Sept.

Unemployment Rate Reaches 9.8 Percent in Sept.

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The Labor Department says the jobless rate rose a tenth of a point to 9.8 percent in Sept. Employers cut 263,000 jobs, which was considerably more than Wall Street economists had been expecting.