Private hiring jumps, unemployment claims fall
November 1st, 2012
09:51 AM ET
1 year ago

Private hiring jumps, unemployment claims fall

New York (CNNMoney) - Private sector hiring jumped in October, according to a report released Thursday by payroll processor ADP.

Private employers added 158,000 jobs in the month, ADP said, beating economists' forecasts of 143,000.

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  1. jpmichigan

    One thing the government doesnot provide is the truth, how many Americans have just quite looking for jobs, and how many more are on welfare, recieving food stamps. Honesty is the best policy, but the Obama adminstrations has never in the past 4 years learn that lesson. Kistortions and fabrications plagued this adminisration. Sorry but playing at President ( storm overview) dosnot make one qualify for re-election. Death of 4 American in Libya questions will eventually be answered!

    November 1, 2012 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  2. John mcknight

    See obama plans are working

    November 1, 2012 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  3. The Real Tom Paine

    Cue the conspiracy theories....

    November 1, 2012 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  4. Yes we are moving Forward...

    Yes we are moving FORWARD beyond the Bush-era policies that caused The Greatest Recession known in recent times. President Obama stopped another Great Depression, got Osama Bin Laden, Saved GM, The GDP is growing, Housing is coming back, Responded to Super Storm Sandy in a way that would amaze anyone, etc. Romney wants go back to the same bad policies that caused the Great Recession.

    November 1, 2012 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  5. d

    Yes!!! on the right track! forward

    November 1, 2012 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  6. Expat American

    Bad news for Bush/Cheney 2.0 AKA Romney/Ryan.

    Why hasn't Mitt Romney taken a single question from reporters for the past 3 weeks?

    November 1, 2012 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  7. B

    Bad news for republicans.

    November 1, 2012 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  8. John mcknight

    Obama helps your mama

    November 1, 2012 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  9. Ind.

    Have things been manipulated with the new ADP/Moody's way?

    Something to think about.

    November 1, 2012 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  10. Bill from GA

    Oh, but those numbers can't be trusted, they might look good for President Obama!
    Say the Righties.

    Or, not REALLY BAD, but certainly not near good enough.

    (Let's go back to where Obama took office: LOOSING 800,000 JOBS PER MONTH.)

    November 1, 2012 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  11. John

    This uptick, although slight, is just what the Dr. ordered...We see our business improving.....The only dangerous plan I have heard out there is Romney's to cut taxes, primarily to benefit the wealthy, by 5 trillion and add 2 trillion to the defense requests.....a 7 trillion $ increase could not be offset with spending or revenue cuts due to the partisanship in congress and would therefore immediatedly shoot the deficit from 16 to 23 trillion....we cannot afford that big of a deficit, as Romney proposes.

    November 1, 2012 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  12. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Oh no! Nooo Mr. Bill!
    Don't let unemployment improve, even a little bit, right before the freakin' election!! Noooos!
    And FEMA is doing a stellar job, combined with superlative praise for the President's response to the latest disaster!
    Oh hell nooooo!!!
    You're done Romney.

    November 1, 2012 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  13. My one vote.

    I am voting for President Obama.

    November 1, 2012 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  14. Allen

    House Republicans have done everything in their power to make sure Obama is a one term president... good thing they lack any power.

    November 1, 2012 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  15. Marika

    Further proof that the Recession is in Recovery Mode. It might not be as fast as Americans have hoped for. However, the reality is that President Obama saved Americans from entering another Great Depression. Just look at the unemployment numbers coming out of Europe, 11.6% with Spain coming in at 25.8% and Greece sitting at 25.1%.

    November 1, 2012 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  16. rl-mich

    Once the election is over and 'IF" President Obama wins and the Republicans lose a few seats in the the House everyone will get serious about striking a GRAND BARGAIN where we reduce some of the costs for some of the bigger government programs, increase revenues slightly. This will result in avoiding the fiscal cliff, calm down the world ecomony, give the markets stability, and the economy will begin to grow at 3 to 4 % instead of 1.5 to 2%. 2013 is going to be a very good year!!!

    November 1, 2012 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
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