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Economy adds 146K jobs, rate at 7.7%

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An unidentified jobseeker uses his iPad to help fill out job applications in Florida earlier this year.

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A couple shops for groceries by flashlight in the Tribeca neighborhood of New York, following a loss of power due to Superstorm Sandy in October. The government said Superstorm Sandy had only a minimal effect on the latest jobless figures.

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The U.S. economy added 146,000 jobs in November and the unemployment rate fell to 7.7 percent, the lowest since December 2008. The report "is something of a mixed bag but, on balance, it's a positive," said Paul Ashworth, an economist at Capital Economics.
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    • An unidentified jobseeker uses his iPad to help fill out job applications in Florida earlier this year.
    • A couple shops for groceries by flashlight in the Tribeca neighborhood of New York, following a loss of power due to Superstorm Sandy in October. The government said Superstorm Sandy had only a minimal effect on the latest jobless figures.
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