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US Posts Solid Job Gains in October But Unemployment Rate Ticks Higher

U.S. job growth was better than expected last month.  Despite a partial government shutdown, the Labor Department says the U.S. economy added 204,000 jobs in October and said hiring for August and September was better than previously thought.  Still, the unexpected burst of hiring was not enough to lower the unemployment rate.    The U.S. economy added more jobs last month than the modest 125,000 economists were expecting.  And job gains for August and September...

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