Official (bogus) non farm payrolls numbers for October:
- Unemployment Rate: 7.9%
- U6: 14.6%
- Birth/death accounted for 90,000 of the 171,000 totalThe effects of Sandy will be seen next month:
Hurricane Sandy had no discernable effect on the employment and unemployment data for October. Household survey data collection was completed before the storm, and establishment survey data collection rates were within normal range nationally and for the affected areas. For information on how unusually severe weather can affect the employment and hours estimates, see the Frequently Asked Questions section of this release.