By The Numbers

October treats the U.S. to a strong jobs report

Marketplace Staff Nov 6, 2015
271,000

That’s how many jobs were added in October, according to the latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which was above economists’ expectations. The unemployment rate fell to 5 percent.

15.9

That’s the average rent inflation per year among the lowest costing units — where the poorest Americans tend to live — as found by a new report released by the New York Federal Reserve. Rent in the highest brackets were found to have the least percent increase in rent; about a third experienced by the lowest bracket.

$50

That’s the entry level cost to subscribe to Sony’s PlayStation Vue. But the price may soon go up, as the company announced a partnership with ESPN, ABC and Disney Channel to increase streaming content to its gaming system.

31

That’s how many clinics are run by Zoom Performance Health Insurance in Portland, Oregon. Think of it like boutique health care. The for-profit company offers athletic assessments, brain performance exercises and even cooking classes, all under its health insurance plan.

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