Jobless rate expected to stay at 4.9 percent

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U.S. employers are thought to have added a solid number of jobs in September, keeping the unemployment rate at a low level.

Economists surveyed by FactSet say that today's jobs report from the government will likely show that the economy added 175,000 jobs and that unemployment remained at 4.9 percent for a fourth month.

They're numbers that could keep the Federal Reserve on pace to raise interest rates by December.

The September jobs report is one of the last high-profile readings on the economy before the Nov. 8 presidential election between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. The October employment report will be issued Nov. 4.

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