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This startling chart shows how 2 massive hurricanes rattled the U.S. economy

If you want to get a sense of what two massive hurricanes slamming the U.S. mainland does to the economy, take a look at employment change by industry for September:

Leisure and hospitality job gains dropped by 111,000 in September, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics writing that "a sharp employment decline in food services and drinking places and below-trend growth in some other industries likely reflected the impact of hurricanes Irma and Harvey."

Overall, the U.S. economy lost 33,000 jobs in September due to the impact of the hurricanes.