The Line: September 2021 Job Creation Disappoints, But It’s Not All Bad News

Gregory Heym is Chief Economist at Brown Harris Stevens. His weekly series, The Line, covers new developments to the economy, including trends and forecasts. Read on for the latest report and subscribe here to receive The Line in your inbox.

September job creation - job market analysis - the line - October 2021

The headline number of only 194,000 jobs added last month certainly sounds terrible, especially since economists were looking for a gain of 500,000. This represents the weakest job growth for any month this year.