Construction sector adds 17,000 jobs in October

Non-farm payrolls in October increased by 171,000. The unemployment rate rose to 7.9 percent. The construction sector added 17,000 jobs, and the only sector that saw a decrease in jobs was government. The number of jobs added in September was revised -- up to 148,000 from the original 114,000. Read the Bloomberg Businessweek story here.

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