US jobless rate rises to 7.3% in October from 7.2% in September as total nonfarm payroll employment climbs by 204,000: Dept. of Labor

WASHINGTON , November 8, 2013 (press release) – Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 204,000 in October, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 7.3 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment increased in leisure and  hospitality, retail trade, professional and technical services,  manufacturing, and health care.

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