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Best Signs Yet of a Solid Recovery

This article describes an economy firmly on the way to a more-or-less healthy recovery:

Unemployment rate falls to 10% (from 10.2%)
Non-farm payrolls fell by 11,000 (as opposed to expected 125,000)

Key qualitative quotes:

"Employment fell in construction, manufacturing, and information, while temporary help services and health care added jobs.

"Employment in the service sector -- the main source of U.S. jobs -- rose by 58,000 in November. But that was more than offset by manufacturing companies shedding 41,000 jobs and construction companies cutting 27,000.

"Health-care employment continued to rise in November, by 21,000. The industry has added 613,000 jobs since the recession began at the end of 2007."