SajjadAhmad wrote:

5.6 percent of the people in the labor force of Pretendville were unemployed in September, compared to 5.9 percent in October. If the number of people in the labor force of Pretendville was the same for both months, how many people were employed in October of 2005?

(1) 10,000 more people were unemployed in October than in September.

(2) In May of the same year, the number of unemployed people in the labor force was 135,000.

Source: GMAT for Dummies

Statement 1 :since the labour force is same for both the months

We can directly subtract.

5.9% of X - 5.6% of X = 10000

0.3% of X = 10000

3X/1000 = 10000

No need to calculate further , we can see X will give a value.

Sufficient.Statement 2 :No relevance to what happedn in May.

Insufficient[Option
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