The U.S. unemployment rate jumped to 10.2% in October as employers shed 190,000 jobs in the month, the Labor Department reported Friday.

The unemployment rate rose to the highest level since April 1983, when it was 10.2%. Since the start of the recession in December 2007, the number of unemployed workers has risen by 8.2 million and the unemployment rate has grown by 5.3 percentage points.

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