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Registered nurse Salanda Bowman, left, talks with part-time Kentucky Wesleyan College student Jason Ward of Whitesville about job openings at the Owensboro Health Regional Hospital during a career fair in Owensboro Oct. 1. Sports Center in Owensboro, Ky. The U.S. economy added just 148,000 jobs in September, suggesting that employers held back on hiring before a 16-day partial government shutdown began Oct. 1. (AP Photo/The Messenger-Inquirer, Gary Emord-Netzley, File)


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