US jobs numbers add another issue to campaign fodder

Employees work on building pipe at Pioneer Pipe on October 25, 2016 in Ohio, where unemployment numbers are even better than the national averageWhen the US releases monthly job report Friday, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will be on his way to New Hampshire, where the unemployment rate is tied for lowest in the nation. By the time Trump takes the stage, his campaign will have pored over the Labor Department statistics on hiring, wages and unemployment in October. While the report is expected to show continued job growth and lower unemployment, a disappointing result could bolster his claims of American decline.

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