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A customer enters a Chinese bakery that has a sign posted in the door, "Hiring! Sales Position Inquire within," Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, in New York. 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. Still, hiring last month was enough to lower the unemployment rate. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)