Get Ready for an October Jobs Bounce

After crunching the data, Action Economics expects last month's employment numbers to show healthy increases

U.S. job growth should post a rebound in October from a lukewarm September. We at Action Economics expect the government's employment report for October, scheduled for release Nov. 3, to reveal that the headline nonfarm payrolls figure rose 135,000, slightly above economists' median forecast of 125,000 new jobs and close to the 137,000 average 2006 gain. Job growth should move closer to trend after the disappointing 51,000 addition for September.

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