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Labor Market Improves

A day before the monthly report on payroll jobs and unemployment is released, we received two data points suggesting the labor market is improving. ADP, the payroll-processing firm that issues its own monthly jobs study, said the private sector created 158,000 jobs in October. And the Bureau of Labor Statistics said first-time unemployment claims fell last week to 363,000.

November 1, 2012 9:43 AM