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Unemployment drops to 6.9% and US adds a solid 638,000 jobs

The U.S. job market showed a surprising burst of strength in October, with employers adding 638,000 jobs and the unemployment rate tumbling to 6.9%. Still, the pace of hiring isn't strong enough to rapidly soak up the millions of Americans who were thrown out of work by the pandemic recession.

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