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Good news on jobs, what will it mean for the election? [Google+ Hangout]

November 02, 2012|By Pat Benson

More jobs were created last month than analysts had expected.

The government reported Friday that employers added 171,000 jobs in October, in the last unemployment report before the presidential election Tuesday.

Join us for a live video chat at 12:30 p.m. (PDT) to talk about the jobs report and what it might mean in the election. Economy reporter Don Lee, who wrote about today's jobs report, will be joined by Economic Policy Institute economist Heidi Schierholz and Deputy Business Editor Joe Bel Bruno.

Quiz: How much do you know about California's economy?

You can join the discussion by leaving your comments and questions below. Come back to this post at 12:30 to see the chat.

Even though more jobs were created, the unemployment rate rose last month to 7.9% from 7.8% in September. But the good news is that's because more people returned to the labor market.

Lee and Schierholz will explain how you can have more employment and a higher unemployment rate.


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