Not really good, either... The BLS reports that the unemployment rate ticked down to 9.0% (from 9.1%) in October. Payroll employment increased (weakly) by 80,000; the private sector added 104,000 jobs but the public sector subtracted 24,000. The numbers from the survey of households (which is used to calculate the unemployment rate) were a bit stronger - the number of people employed rose by 277,000.
On a non-seasonally adjusted basis, the unemployment rate fell to 8.5% and payroll employment rose by 883,000. That is, October is a month where a regular "seasonal" gain is removed to make the seasonally adjusted number.