Research Brief: Job Creation Beginning to Taper But Fed Still Likely To Push Rates

Ongoing Job Growth Reflects Economy’s Resilience, but Portends Fed Response

Hiring continues, but signs of slowdown emerging. The labor market welcomed 263,000 new jobs in September, above the long-term monthly average, but below the mean pace set so far this year of 420,000 positions. Hiring was heavily concentrated in sectors that are still recovering — most notably leisure and hospitality — and in fields of …