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State has nation's third-highest job losses in September

Wisconsin had the nation's third-highest percentage of job losses during September.

That's according to a new report from the U.S. Labor Department.

It said Wisconsin lost 21,700 non-farm jobs last month, and the state's total employment was 0.8 of 1 percent lower than in August.

Kentucky had the same percentage loss.

Only New York and Washington, D.C., had higher losses.

The nation's capital saw its total workers drop by 1.4 percent in September.

The Federal Reserve said many parts of the economy were showing a modest improvement.

But the government said the weak job market overshadowed gains in the housing and manufacturing sectors.