October Jobs Report: 171,000 Jobs Added

Unemployment rate inches up to 7.9 percent in final report before Election Day.
3:00 | 11/02/12

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Some mixed news this morning on the nation's jobs front the Labor Department reports the economy added 171000. Jobs last month. But it wasn't enough to keep the unemployment rate from ticking up from seven point 8% to seven point 9%. Still the numbers reflect across the board in job growth in almost all sectors except the government which is still losing jobs. The reason for the unemployment rate up -- more unemployed people who dropped off the rolls are now looking for more work.

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