Multimedia

US Adds 171K Jobs; Unemployment Rate Rises to 7.9%i
|| 0:00:00
X
Mil Arcega
November 03, 2012
U.S. companies beat analysts' expectations last month, hiring 171 thousand workers in October. The Labor Department also revised job numbers higher for August and September - adding 84,000 more workers to company payrolls. Even as employers ramped up hiring, however, the nation's unemployment rate was rising - up one tenth of one percent. Mil Arcega has more for VOA.

US Adds 171K Jobs; Unemployment Rate Rises to 7.9%

Published November 02, 2012

U.S. companies beat analysts' expectations last month, hiring 171 thousand workers in October. The Labor Department also revised job numbers higher for August and September - adding 84,000 more workers to company payrolls. Even as employers ramped up hiring, however, the nation's unemployment rate was rising - up one tenth of one percent. Mil Arcega has more for VOA.