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A "Help Wanted" sign is displayed at the Black Dog Bakery in Tisbury, Mass., Oct. 15, 2013. (Mark Lennihan/AP)
A "Help Wanted" sign is displayed at the Black Dog Bakery in Tisbury, Mass., Oct. 15, 2013. (Mark Lennihan/AP)

The September jobs numbers are out and employers added 148,000 jobs. Meanwhile, the unemployment rate ticked down to 7.2 percent from 7.3 in August.

The monthly report that's usually released on the first Friday of the month was delayed because of the partial government shutdown.

NPR's Marilyn Geewax joins Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson to discuss the numbers.

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This segment aired on October 22, 2013.

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