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What The Jobs Report Reveals About US Population

The Associated Press

U.S. employers added 171,000 jobs in October while hiring in August and September was stronger than first thought. At the same time, the unemployment rate ticked up to 7.9 percent from 7.8 percent, as more people started looking for work but not all found jobs.

The stepped-up hiring has affected different groups in different ways. Here are some details from the government's report: Unemployment rates for:Oct. 2012Sept. 2012Oct. 2011White7 %7 %8 %Black14.313.415Hispanic109.911.4Asian* men7.37.38.7Adult women7.277.9Teenagers23.723.72420-24 years old13.212.413.925-54 years old6.96.8855 and over5.85.97Veterans of Iraq/Afghanistan*109.712.1No high school diploma12.211.313.8High school graduate8.48.79.5Some college6.96.58.2College graduates3.84.14.4Duration of unemploymentAverage length (weeks)40.239.839.2Jobless 6 mos. or more (pct.)40.640.142.2*not seasonally adjustedSource: Labor Department

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