Strong jobs report shows economy back on track for further growth


Workers at Stellantis’ Detroit Assembly plant which produces the new 2021 Grand Cherokee L, a new three-row SUV.

Michael Wayland | CNBC

Broad-based strength in hiring in October signals the economy is shaking off the Covid-related slump of the third quarter and could grow faster than expected in the fourth quarter.

Employment increased by 531,000 in the month, with gains in many categories, including manufacturing, hospitality, professional and business services. The unemployment rate fell to 4.6%. Revisions to prior months’ data also added a total of 235,000 more payrolls in August and September.

“We’re reaccelerating as the delta wave abates and given the revisions, we’ve weathered the…


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