24 November 2021
ROHNERT PARK-COTATI, CA — The national unemployment rate continued falling in October to near pre-pandemic levels, with the addition of 531,000 jobs to the national economy, but the number of job openings remains high.
The labor force participation rate, a measure of the employed share of the civilian population, was unchanged in October from September’s 61.6 percent — 1.7 percentage points lower than the rate in February 2020. Nationwide, there were about 10.4 million job openings at the end of September.
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