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We’re live-charting the absolutely fantastic US jobs report for October

Reuters/Larry Downing
Flying high?
By Matt Phillips
Published Last updated This article is more than 2 years old.

Time flies. It’s jobs Friday once again.

And the numbers are good. They’re better than good. They’re great.

The US economy created 271,000 new jobs during the month, trouncing expectations for 183,000. The unemployment rate fell to 5.0% from 5.1% in September.

Read along as we gather the best facts, figures, and—of course—charts from around the internet in order to give you some context about one of the most important economic indicators in the world.

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