While the nation’s overall employment was battered by the recent hurricane activity, non-bank employment within the home-lending sector moved higher.

U.S. nonfarm staffing concluded September at 146,659,000 employees, according to data reported Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Last month’s payrolls declined 33,000 jobs from August. It was the first drop in employment since September 2010, when 52,000 jobs were lost.

Source: Mortgage Daily