US economy adds 171K jobs; rate rises to 7.9 pct.

In this Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, photo, a sign attracts job-seekers during a job fair at the Marriott Hotel in Colonie, N.Y. The October employment report the government will release Friday, Nov. 2, 2012 will likely solidify the picture of the U.S. job ma Photo by
In this Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, photo, a sign attracts job-seekers during a job fair at the Marriott Hotel in Colonie, N.Y. The October employment report the government will release Friday, Nov. 2, 2012 will likely solidify the picture of the U.S. job ma Photo by
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