Unemployment Slightly Decreases
How about this for a change? Numbers are surprising analysts who thought unemployment would still be stepping up--instead, November saw a minor change from 10.2% in October to 10% in November. "... employers shed a net 11,000 jobs last month, a statistically insignificant change and the best showing since December 2007," said the LA Times. "By contrast, the U.S. economy started this year with a loss of 741,000 jobs in January, but the pace of job declines has been moderating steadily."