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October Jobs Report: Labor Force Shrinks to 35-Year Low – Money Morning

Despite worries the 16-day government shutdown would weigh on job growth, the October jobs report was surprisingly strong.

That’s what the government is reporting, anyway…

According to the Labor Department numbers released today (Friday), employers increased headcount by 204,000 in October, handily beating the 120,000 many economists expected. The government report also showed revisions to late summer numbers, revealing an extra 60,000 jobs total were created in August and September.

What the August Jobs Report Means for “Septaper” – Money Morning

This is a syndicated repost courtesy of Money Morning. To view original, click here. Reposted with permission. Investors generally took the lackluster August jobs report as a sign the U.S. Federal Reserve will hold off announcing a tapering of its $85 billion a month bond program at the Sept. 17-18 Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC)…

Obamacare Effect on Jobs Hits Millions More U.S. Workers – Money Morning

This is a syndicated repost courtesy of Money Morning. To view original, click here. Reposted with permission. Oct. 1 marks the start of Obamacare for millions of Americans. That’s when the Obamacare health insurance exchanges (HIX) go live and open enrollment begins. Today (Friday) marks another key Obamacare moment. The August unemployment report released today…