Delayed Jobs Report Finds U.S. Adding Only 148,000 Jobs

American employers added 148,000 jobs in September, according to a delayed report released Tuesday by the Labor Department. The pace of growth was somewhat slower than what economists had been expecting.

The unemployment rate ticked down to 7.2 percent from 7.3 percent the previous month.

Federal Reserve officials and economists are closely watching the report for any signs of weakness. But the numbers may not offer the most current picture of the economy.  Read more

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