In economic news:

Unemployment rates were lower in September 2017 than a year earlier in 345 of the 388 metropolitan areas, higher in 33 areas, and unchanged in 10 areas, according to new Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers. Sixty-four areas had jobless rates of less than 3.0 percent in September 2017, and 2 areas had rates of at least 10.0 percent. The national unemployment rate was 4.1 percent in September, not seasonally adjusted, down from 4.8 percent a year earlier.

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