Employment Rose by 638K in Oct., Unemployment Declined to 6.9%

Washington, DC, November 6, 2020-Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 638,000 in October, and the unemployment rate declined to 6.9%, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. 

These improvements in the labor market reflect the continued resumption of economic activity that had been curtailed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and efforts to contain it. In October, notable job gains occurred in leisure and hospitality, professional and business services, retail trade, and construction. Employment in government declined.