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Labor » 171,000 more find work in October, even as unemployment rises to 7.9%.


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At a glance

Most industries report job gains

Here’s a look at the jobs added or lost in each sector:

Sector of industry Oct. 2012 Sept. 2012

Construction 17,000 2,000

Manufacturing 13,000 -14,000

Retail 36,400 27,300

Transportation, warehousing 2,200 7,200

Information (telecom, publishing) 1,000 -9,000

Financial services 4,000 14,000

Professional services

(legal, engineering, temp help) 51,000 8,000

Education and health 25,000 50,000

Hotels, restaurants, entertainment 28,000 36,000

Government -13,000 20,000

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