The unemployment rate jumped to 10.2%, the worst in years.
190,000 jobs were lost and it was hoped the number would be -180,000 or so. The U6 rate of unemployment, which counts part-timers who want full time work and also workers who have dropped out of the game and stopped looking, rose to a record 17.5%. September and August were revised and 91,000 fewer jobs were lost in those months. The three month average of jobs lost is 178,000 which is a big improvement from earlier in the year.