Employers Add 151,000 Jobs, Most Since May

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Employers added the most jobs in five months in October, with the education and health care sectors leading the way.

But the unemployment rate, measured by a separate survey of households, refused to budge. It remained stuck at 9.6 percent for the third straight month.

KNX 1070’s Jon Baird Reports

The Labor Department says its survey of employers showed a net gain of 151,000 jobs last month, the most since May. Wall Street analysts expected a smaller gain.

Private employers hired 159,000 workers, while governments at all levels shed only 8,000 jobs, a much better showing than September’s sharp drop.

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  • Bill Jones

    Already the new Republicans are getting us jobs.

    • Carol

      Ha ha ha ha ha!!! (Wipes tears).

      Thanks for the laugh Bill Jones.

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