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Most broad US industries report job gains

The Associated Press

U.S. employers added 171,000 jobs in October while hiring in August and September was stronger than first thought. At the same time, the unemployment rate ticked up to 7.9 percent from 7.8 percent, as more people started looking for work but not all found jobs.

Here's a look at the jobs added or lost in each major industry category:

Industry October 2012 September 2012
Construction 17,000 2,000
Manufacturing 13,000 -14,000
Retail 36,400 27,300
Transportation, warehousing 2,200 7,200
Information (telecom, publishing) 1,000 -9,000
Financial services 4,000 14,000
Professional services (legal, engineering, temp help) 51,000 8,000
Education and health 25,000 50,000
Hotels, restaurants, entertainment 28,000 36,000
Government -13,000 20,000