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Jobs report shows unexpected burst of hiring in Oct.

Unemployment rate
US rate
Sept. 2014
5.9%
Mass. rate
August 2014
5.8%
Boston rate
August 2013
7.1%
Unemployment rate by state
Data for Feb. 2014
0-2.5%
2.51-5%
5.01-7.5%
+7.5%
Geographical
One by one

SOURCES: US Bureau of Labor Statistics, Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development

Chiqui Esteban/Globe Staff

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