Economy adds 171,000 jobs
Friday, November 02, 2012 11:16 AM
The Labor Department announced that the economy added 171,000 jobs last month, Reuters reported.
And although the unemployment rate inched up from 7.8 percent to 7.9 percent, analysts say it's an optimistic sign that more workers are restarting their job hunts.
The employment data, which was the last major report on the economy before Tuesday's election, could help President Barack Obama.