October 6, 2010 1:07 PM

Grim economy news: Jobs numbers shrank in September

U.S. employers shed more jobs than expected in September, according to two closely watched surveys released Wednesday that cast a shadow over the government's official September jobs report due Friday. Private non-farm payroll employment fell by 39,000 jobs in September, the ADP National Employment Report said. Economists had expected a 20,000 gain.

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