The 5.6 percent seasonally adjusted overall jobless rate was down from 5.7 percent in August. But a separate report measuring labor market health -- a survey of business payrolls -- showed 43,000 fewer jobs.
Unemployment rate drops to 5.6 percent in September
October 14, 2002
WASHINGTON -- The Labor Department reported recently that unemployment fell to 5.6 percent of the labor force in September. This rate is the lowest in seven months.