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October Jobs Report: Hiring Increases, Unemployment Up

Friday, November 2, 2012 - 7:55 AM
From CNNMoney
The economy added 171,000 jobs in October, while the unemployment ticked up to 7.9, from 7.8% in September, the Labor Department said Friday.

Economists surveyed by CNNMoney had expected employers to add 125,000 positions in the month and unemployment to inch up to 7.9%.
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Calculated Risk blog has more on this news including several graphs. According to CR:
Including the upward revisions, this was a much stronger report than for recent months.


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