Labor Department To Release Jobs Report

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Later this morning, the government releases the October jobs report. It's the last report out before Election Day. Last month, the unemployment rate fell to 7.8 percent.


It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Renée Montagne.


And I'm Steve Inskeep. It's a busy Friday morning before the election. Around 8:30 Eastern Time the government releases the final monthly snapshot of the job market before the election.

MONTAGNE: Last month the unemployment rate dropped to 7.8 percent, the lowest in years. This month analysts expect the number may tic up again, though a separate survey may show another net gain in total people employed.

INSKEEP: Whatever the numbers, they will shape the debate in the campaigns' final weekend, although by now, millions of people have already voted.

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