Data Points: October Job Losses

In October, 240,000 jobs were lost.

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240,000: Jobs lost in the U.S. economy in October

10.1 million: Number of Americans who are unemployed

6.5%: Unemployment rate as of October

0.4%: Increase in the unemployment rate in October

1.7%: Increase in the unemployment rate over the past 12 months

1.2 million: Job losses in 2008 for the manufacturing, construction, and service-providing industries

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics