Xinhua News AgencyDecember 6, 2013 10:05
WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. non-farm payroll grew by 203,000 in November while the unemployment rate edged down to 7 percent, its lowest level in five years, the Labor Department reported Friday.
The unemployment rate in November dropped by 0.3 percentage point from October to its lowest level since November 2008. The number of long-term unemployed, who have been jobless for at least 27 weeks, stood at 4.1 million, according to the report.
The number of unemployed Americans declined to 10.9 million in November from 11.3 million in October, the report said.