Poll Shows October Jobless Rate 'Down Sharply' Compared To September

David Schepp
more Americans finding jobs
more Americans finding jobs

More Americans are finding work, partly because of increased hiring for the holiday sales season, a new poll finds.

The rate of joblessness as measured by Gallup fell to 8.3 percent in mid-October, down sharply from 8.7 percent at the end of September and 9.2 percent at August's end, the polling organization said Monday.