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story.lead_photo.caption A clothing boutique advertises for workers Friday in Los Angeles. Since July, the economy has added an average of 158,000 jobs a month. - Photo by AP / DAMIAN DOVARGANES

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.


U.S. economy

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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Front Section, Pages 1 on 12/08/2012

Print Headline: Jobless rate at 7.7% as seekers drop out

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  • Jackabbott
    December 8, 2012 at 8:12 a.m.

    The economy is still a weak mess. The election is over. Now the hard part for the politicians- governing.