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Claudia Caballero, district manager for Aldi, left, talks with job applicant Raisa Rickie, right, at a job fair, Tuesday, July 19, 2016, in Miami Lakes, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

The US just missed the sunny projections for new jobs last month, but wages got a boost


October marked the 73rd month of consecutive job growth for the United States.

Last jobs report before the election

In the final monthly jobs report before the presidential election, the Bureau of Labor Statistics revealed employers added 161,000 jobs in October. That's lower than the 175,000 jobs analysts expected and labor force participation has slipped, but unemployment still ticked down to 4.9% and wages saw a boost. More unemployed Americans are finding work and his upward trend in wages could continue.

Average hourly earnings climbed 2.8 percent from a year ago.

As Bloomberg reports, one in four people looking for jobs found work in October.

While the pace of job growth has slowed down, job hunters have been in luck.

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