Unemployment Falls to 4.6 percent in November; 95 Million Not in the Work Force

Melissa Thermidor speaks to a job recruiter for Toys'R'Us during the JobNewsUSA job fair at the BB&T Center on November 15, 2016 in Sunrise, Florida.
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The national unemployment rate in November fell to 4.6 percent, as the United States economy added 178,000 jobs, according to statistics released by the Labor Department.

That number basically matches analyst expectations, who predicted about 180,000 new jobs.

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A total of 95,055,000 Americans are not in the work force, up 446,000 since October.

The labor force participation rate ticked down — Now 62.7 percent down from 62.8 percent in October.


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