As a result, some economists are predicting that when the October numbers are updated, they might be in for a downward revision and that November could yield a lower number as well."Businesses may have inadvertently counted employment for an extra week," said Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody's Analytics. "That could juice up the number. That may mean that we actually get surprised next month with a much weaker number."
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