Still Ugly: Employment for October

From BLS:

The unemployment rate rose from 9.8 to 10.2 percent in October, and nonfarm
payroll employment continued to decline (-190,000), the U.S. Bureau of Labor
Statistics reported today. The largest job losses over the month were in con-
struction, manufacturing, and retail trade.....The number of long-term unemployed
(those jobless for 27 weeks and over) was little changed over the month at 5.6 million.

It’s not only, not improving, but it’s still getting worse.
Other links with good analysis of the unemployment numbers:

Angry Bear

Calculated Risk on Weak Holiday Hiring, Longer Term Unemployed

Calculated Risk on the Initial Release (good  graphs)

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