A breakdown of the October jobs report : The Indicator from Planet Money The US economy added more than 600,000 jobs in October. Team Indicator assembles the Jobs Friday Ninja squad to get their take.
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Jobs Friday: Not Bad, Not Not Bad

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Jobs Friday: Not Bad, Not Not Bad

Jobs Friday: Not Bad, Not Not Bad

Jobs Friday: Not Bad, Not Not Bad

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WASHINGTON, D.C., USA - NOVEMBER 2, 2020: A restaurant with the front windows boarded up in case of street riots during the upcoming 2020 general elections.
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Last month, The United States added more than 600,000 jobs to the economy and the unemployment rate continued to drop, reaching 6.9% — a new low since the pandemic started to take hold in the United States.

That said, the economy still has more than ten million fewer jobs than before the pandemic. And the monthly jobs numbers continue to reveal profound disparities between groups within the labor market.

The Indicator has reassembled its team of employment market observers, aka The Jobs Friday Ninjas, to break down the BLS report and explain what it means for the American economic recovery.

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