October 15, 2015: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. EST
by Jim O'Connell
The Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday reported that the U.S. economy created 142,000 new jobs in September, much less than the 200,000 economists had forecast and well below the 2014 average monthly jobs gain of 260,000.
Does the paltry 142,000 jobs increase represent a mere blip on the radar screen or is it a sign of deeper weakness to come? Read more.