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Economy Adds 151,000 Jobs In October

November 5, 2010

The national unemployment rate held at 9.6 percent in October and the economy added jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

In total, the economy added 151,000 jobs in October - its best performance in months.

The report is a ray of good news for the White House at the end of a week where Democrats were handed devastating losses in the midterm elections.

The growth was particularly robust in the private sector, which added 159,000 jobs.

Government employment, a sector that had been shedding jobs quickly as temporary census workers completed their assignments, remained steady in October.

The total number of employed people, 14.8 million, also changed very little in October.

The report comes a month too late for Democrats. In the last jobs report before the midterms released in early October, the unemployment rate held steady but the economy continued to shed 95,000 jobs. Republicans were relentless throughout the campaign in pointing to the jobs reports as signs that the Democrats' economic proposals were not working.

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