The U.S. economy added 171,000 jobs in October, well above what economists had expected.
Unemployment rose slightly to 7.9%, the U.S. Department of Labor said.
The report has been highly anticipated, coming just days before the conclusion of a presidential race in which the economy has played a central role.
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