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Labor Department To Release Jobs Report

Nov 2, 2012
Originally published on November 2, 2012 9:43 am
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It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Renée Montagne.


And I'm Steve Inskeep. It's a busy Friday morning before the election. Around 8:30 Eastern Time the government releases the final monthly snapshot of the job market before the election.

MONTAGNE: Last month the unemployment rate dropped to 7.8 percent, the lowest in years. This month analysts expect the number may tic up again, though a separate survey may show another net gain in total people employed.

INSKEEP: Whatever the numbers, they will shape the debate in the campaigns' final weekend, although by now, millions of people have already voted. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.