Job seekers arrive at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center for The Opportunity Hiring Fair in Washington, DC, on September 20, 2017.
Job seekers arrive at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center for The Opportunity Hiring Fair in Washington, DC, on September 20, 2017. - 
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Employers added 250,000 new jobs in October, and the unemployment rate is at a 49-year low of 3.7 percent. We get another look at the labor market Tuesday morning — the JOLTS report on job openings and hiring. It’s expected to show continued strength in the labor market. But the numbers may not be quite as stellar as they seem.

 

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