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Job Growth Surged In October

Francesca Bessey |
November 8, 2013 | 2:10 p.m. PST

Executive Producer

(Jamain, Wikimedia Commons)
(Jamain, Wikimedia Commons)
Despite the 16-day government shutdown, October proved to be a good month for the U.S. economy.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the economy added 204,000 jobs, CNNMoney reports. Revisions to prior job growth data further suggest that an additional 60,000 jobs were created in August and September that were not previously accounted for.

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Economists were expecting weak job growth due to uncertainties surrounding the federal budget battle; however, according to the Labor Department, "there were not discernible impacts of the partial federal government shutdown" on job growth statistics.


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