Unemployment rate plunges to 7.8%

The Washington PostOctober 5, 2012 By Neil Irwin and Nia-Malika Henderson The job market is finally showing some juice. The unemployment rate fell to 7.8 percent in September, the Labor Department said Friday, from 8.1 percent in July, its lowest since January 2009. It is a surprising show of improvement in a job market that …

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