Employers grow work force by more 170,000 jobs, unemployment climbs to 7.9 percent - Press of Atlantic City: Breaking News

Employers grow work force by more 170,000 jobs, unemployment climbs to 7.9 percent

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Posted: Friday, November 2, 2012 8:35 am

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers added 171,000 jobs in October and hiring was stronger over the previous two months than first thought. The unemployment rate inched up to 7.9 percent from 7.8 percent in September because the work force grew.

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