After two weak months, hiring bounces back in October

ASSOCIATED PRESS: Unemployment reaches depths unseen since 2008.

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ASSOCIATED PRESS: Unemployment reaches depths unseen since 2008.

The unemployment rate dipped to a fresh seven-year low of 5 percent from 5.1 percent.

The burst of hiring, the most since December, filled jobs across a range of industries as companies shrugged off slower overseas growth and a weak U.S manufacturing sector. Significant job gains occurred in construction, health care and retail.

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