- The unemployment rate fell to 8.6%, the lowest since March 2009.
- Employers added 120,000 jobs in November.
- An additional 72,000 jobs were added during September and October, more than was originally thought.
Economists had expected the unemployment rate to remain unchanged from the previous month, so this is a welcome surprise. And we have to take the good news when it comes. We just have to remember that the job market still has a long way to go before it is fully recovered. But this is definitely a step in the right direction.
In the mean time, use this news as a way to re-energize your job hunt.