US jobs growth beats forecasts despite GM strike impact

Saturday, 02 November 2019 - 6:44

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US employment was more resilient than expected in October despite the impact of strike action at General Motors.

Companies added 128,000 new jobs, ahead of a forecast 85,000 rise, during a month when thousands of workers walked out at the carmaker.

The unemployment rate edged up slightly to 3.6% from 3.5% in September, which had been the lowest rate since 1969.



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