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The coulda-been-better US jobs report for October in two simple charts

By Nikhil Sonnad
Published Last updated This article is more than 2 years old.

The US economy added 214,000 jobs in October. The unemployment rate fell to 5.8%, staying below the 6% mark for a second consecutive month. Here’s the breakdown of employment status for all Americans age 16 and above:

Here’s what job creation and loss looked like in various industries last month:

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