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The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 7.7% in November, the lowest in almost four years, as employers added 146,000 jobs, the Labor Department said Friday.
Trucking added 2,500 jobs for the month, the monthly report’s figures showed.
The overall payrolls gain topped analysts’ median forecast of 85,000, while the unemployment rate was forecast to hold at October’s 7.9% rate, Bloomberg reported. The 7.7% rate is the lowest since Decmeber 2008.
October’s jobs increase was revised down to 138,000 from an originally reported 171,000, while trucking’s October gain was revised up to 4,700 from an originally reported 3,600.
The transportation and warehousing sector, of which trucking is a part, added 3,500 jobs in November, Labor figures showed.