October jobs number surprises to the upside

11/8/2013 | CNBC · MarketWatch

October saw an increase of 204,000 jobs, according to today's Labor Department report, considerably higher than anticipated. August and September payrolls were also revised upward. Several sectors saw gains, including manufacturing and professional and technical services. The construction sector was up 11,000 on a seasonally adjusted basis. The unemployment rate ticked up to 7.3% from 7.2%.

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