New DH calendar
Article updated: 11/2/2012 9:17 AM

U.S. economy adds 171K jobs; rate rises to 7.9 pct.

Buy this photo Buy this photo
Gallery Image

A sign attracts jobseekers during a job fair at the Marriott Hotel in Colonie, N.Y.

Associated Press

About this Article

U.S. employers added 171,000 jobs in October, and hiring was stronger in August and September than first thought. The unemployment rate inched up to 7.9 percent from 7.8 percent in September. The Labor Department's last look at hiring before Tuesday's election sketched a picture of a job market that's gradually gaining momentum after nearly stalling in the spring.
Galleries by Category