US job growth accelerated last month by 171,000 jobs, while the employment rate rose slightly to 7.9 percent, the Labour Department has announced.
Today's jobless figures are the last to be released before next week's presidential election.
Now Barack Obama has secured four more years in the White House he must tackle the growing list of challenges facing America.
While both parties called for unity in Barack Obama's second term to solve the USA's problems, Mark Austin found voters fearful of gridlock.
Barack Obama has secured re-election as President on a night of drama in America. Here are the best pictures from election night: