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Explore the October jobs report


    How the jobs report works


How the jobs report works 02:18

The economy added 171,000 jobs in October, while the unemployment rate rose to 7.9% from 7.8% a month earlier. Friday's report is the last before Tuesday's election. Christine Romans explains how the numbers are calculated.

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