A couple shops for groceries by flashlight in the Tribeca neighborhood of New York following a loss of power due to Superstorm Sandy. The U.S. economy added a solid 146,000 jobs in November and the unemployment rate fell to 7.7 percent, the lowest since December 2008, the Labor Department announced Friday. The government said Superstorm Sandy had only a minimal effect on the figures.
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published Friday, December 7th, 2012
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WASHINGTON — The pace of U.S. hiring remained steady in November despite disruptions from Superstorm Sandy and employers’ concerns about impending tax increases from the year-end “fiscal cliff.”