This April 3, 2015 file photo shows unemployed and homeless people as they line up for a free meal and new shoes in Los Angeles, California.AFP PHOTO/ MARK RALSTON
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U.S. employment growth unexpectedly slowed for the third straight month in September and the jobless rate rose, which could make the Federal Reserve more cautious about raising interest rates.Fed Chair Janet Yellen has said the economy needs to create less than 100,000 jobs a month to keep up with population growth.The government said 7,000 fewer jobs were created in August and July than had been previously reported.Yellen said last month that the Fed will likely raise rates once this year.Three Fed policymakers voted for a hike last month when the central bank kept rates steady. Manufacturing employment fell by 13,000 jobs in September and the sector has shed jobs in three of the last five months.
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