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Employers Add 166,000 Jobs in October

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Employers Add 166,000 Jobs in October

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Employers Add 166,000 Jobs in October

Employers Add 166,000 Jobs in October

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Employers boosted payrolls in October by 166,000 jobs. That's the most in five months, which means that employment, at least, is holding up well under the strains of collapsing housing and credit markets. The biggest gains were in professional and business services. Those gains offset losses in manufacturing and construction, which faltered in the struggling housing market.

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