U.S. October jobs report surprises on the up side

11/10/2013 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Despite a partial government shutdown, the U.S. saw the addition of a surprisingly high 204,000 jobs in October, with revised figures for the preceding two months showing 60,000 more jobs than previously reported. However, the overall employment picture was mixed as the jobless rate rose from 7.2% to 7.3% and the percentage of Americans working or looking for work declined to its lowest point in 35 years.

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