Construction Sector Adds 31,000 Jobs in October

November 6, 2015

The construction sector added 31,000 jobs, and the unemployment rate fell from 5.1 percent to 5 percent, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Nonfarm payrolls were up 271,000 in October. The labor participation rate stayed 62.4 percent. The number of jobs added in August and September was revised up by 12,000 total jobs.