Agency says sales of non-food products fell the most.
Trading in banks at around 16 to the dollar, down from the 13-pound peg set as a guiding exchange rate last week.
U.S. employers add solid 161,000 jobs last month.
Foreclosures, bank-owned, short sales 36%.
July-September rate best gain in 2 years.
Machines do much of the work in U.S. factories.
Weekly claims for unemployment benefits hit seasonally adjusted 265,000.
City ranked in top 20 nationally in that category.
3 months of increases show long decline might be over.
Truck drivers, retail sales clerk, nurse listings lead pack.