Jobless rate at 7.7% as seekers drop out

Posted: December 8, 2012 at 3:14 a.m.

A clothing boutique advertises for workers Friday in Los Angeles. Since July, the economy has added an average of 158,000 jobs a month.

The nation’s unemployment rate fell to a four-year low of 7.7 percent in November as employers added an unexpectedly large but still moderate 146,000 jobs over the month despite the disruptions caused by Hurricane Sandy.


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U.S. unemployment rate falls to 7.7%

The U.S. economy added a 146,000 jobs in November and the unemployment rate fell to 7.7 percent, the lowest since December 2008. (By The Associated Press)
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