Breaking down September's unemployment numbers
Updated: Tuesday, October 22 2013, 08:14 PM EDT
NEW YORK (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - The Labor Department released its most important measure of the economy: the monthly unemployment report.
It had been delayed more than two weeks by the government shutdown.
The good news is that thousands of Americans got new jobs last month, but the bad news is that there weren't enough new hires.
Alexis Christoforous broke down the new figures from New York.