Friday, December 2, 2011

November Unemployment: 8.6%

The number of unemployed people fell from 13.9 million in October to 13.3 million in November while the labor force shrank from 154.2 million to 153.9 million, so, it was a combination of these two factors that drove the jobless rate lower. The broader U6 measure of under-employment (including discouraged workers and those settling for part-time work) fell from 16.2 percent to 15.6 percent.


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