Nov. 6 (UPI) — The U.S. financial system added greater than 600,000 jobs throughout the month of October, the Labor Division mentioned Friday in its month-to-month report.

The division mentioned there have been 638,000 new jobs for the month and the unemployment charge declined to six.9%.

“These enhancements within the labor market replicate the continued resumption of financial exercise that had been curtailed because of the coronavirus pandemic and efforts to comprise it,” the division mentioned in an announcement.

“In October, notable job good points occurred in leisure and hospitality, skilled and enterprise providers, retail commerce, and building. Employment in authorities declined.”

Essentially the most new jobs, about 271,000, have been added within the hospitality sector. Bars and eating places elevated by 192,000, the report mentioned. About 84,000 jobs have been added within the building sector.

Skilled and enterprise providers elevated by 208,000 payrolls and retail added 104,000.

The lack of about 140,000 Census employees final month stored the general determine from being greater, the report famous.

Most analysts anticipated about 530,000 new jobs for October.

The division mentioned Thursday 750,000 extra U.S. employees filed new unemployment claims final week.