As we reported Tuesday, the U.S. economy is continuing to gain steam. Housing, manufacturing, auto sales rates have all been rising.
This week has also been a great one for workers: The Labor Department said Friday that employers created 203,000 jobs last month, sending the unemployment rate tumbling by three-tenths of a point to 7 percent — the lowest level since 2008.
The Labor report also showed that in November, companies created lots of full-time positions, paid their employees more and attracted discouraged workers back into the labor force.
There was more encouraging signs, too.
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