PBS NewsHour

News Wrap: Unemployment hits new 50-year low in September

Clip: 10/04/2019 | 5m 21s

In our news wrap Friday, the Labor Department reports employers added a net 136,000 jobs in September and the unemployment rate fell to 3.5 percent--a new 50-year low. But factories shed 2,000 jobs amid fears the manufacturing sector is now in a recession. Also, Iraqi security forces shot and killed at least 17 more protesters, bringing the week’s death toll to 59 as the prime minister urged calm.

Aired: 10/04/19

Rating: NR

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