US employers added a sluggish 210,000 jobs in November

    WASHINGTON (AP) — America’s employers slowed the pace of their hiring in November, adding a still-solid 210,000 jobs, the fewest in nearly a year.

    Friday’s report from the Labor Department also showed that the unemployment rate fell sharply to 4.2% from 4.6%.

    That is a historically low level though still above the pre-pandemic jobless rate of 3.5%.

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