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|December 3, 2010|
Mark November as a disappointing month for job creation in the U.S., as employers added only 50,000 new jobs.
According to the Labor Department, while employers have added jobs for the 11th month in a row — and adding jobs is better than cutting jobs — the low number came as a shock to many, and nowhere near the 150,000 new jobs that need to be added just to keep pace with population growth.
Governments cut 11,000 jobs in November, representing a net gain of 39,000 new jobs.
Unemployment inched upward to 9.8 percent — making it the 19th straight month above 9 percent, the longest stretch ever recorded.
The vast majority of jobs added in November were temporary jobs.
Employment in construction, retail, and manufacturing all declined in November.
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