Solid Jobs Report Lands Days Ahead Of Midterms

USA Today reports:

The economy added a healthy 250,000 jobs in October, the Labor Department said Friday in the last employment report before midterm elections that President Trump has cast as a critical referendum on his stewardship of the economy.

The unemployment rate was unchanged at a near 50-year low of 3.7 percent. Annual wage growth topped 3 percent for the first time in nine years. Economists had estimated 200,000 jobs were added last month, according to a Bloomberg survey.

Trump has boasted that low unemployment is a result of the cuts to taxes and regulations championed by his administration, and warned ominously that electing Democrats would reverse the gains.