Comments for: Employment growth picks up in October with addition of 171,000 jobs

Posted Nov. 02, 2012, at 6:08 p.m.

WASHINGTON — Employers added a larger-than-expected 171,000 jobs in October across a broad spectrum of businesses, the government said Friday in the final snapshot of the economy before election day. The nation’s unemployment rate rose to 7.9 percent from 7.8 percent in September, but that came as more people jumped …

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