8:39 am November 2, 2012, by Jay
The final jobs numbers of the election season, released just before the final weekend of the election season, show that “Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 171,000 in October, and the unemployment rate was essentially unchanged at 7.9 percent,” according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
That job growth is slightly higher than the 2012 average growth of 157,000 per month.
Adding to the optimism, August job growth was revised upward from the reported 142,000 to the more current 192,000, and job growth for September was also revised upward from 114,000 to 148,000.
– Jay Bookman
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