US Jobless Rate Drops To 9-Year Low – News With Mary Dixon

UPDATE: November’s jobs report is a little rosier than anticipated. The Labor Department reports nonfarm payrolls added 178-thousand jobs last month. Economists had anticipated 175-thousand new jobs. The unemployment rate fell to 4.6%, beating expectations it would hold steady at 4.9%. It’s the lowest jobless rate since August, 2007.

UPDATE: Three people have died in a wrongway accident that is blocked westbound I-88 at Mill Road for several hours … Governor Rauner has vetoed a Chicago teachers pension bill – and it blows a 215-million dollar hole in the CPS budget … Illinois lawmakers have approved millions to save Exelon’s nuclear plants downstate with some rate hikes for customers and a boost for green energy … President-elect Trump has named retired Marine General James ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis as his defense secretary … The Blackhawks won in overtime … the Bears’ Jay Cutler is out for the season with a tear in his throwing shoulder – and that could be it for Cutler as a Bear … It’ll be a little drizzly this morning, with cloudy skies later and highs in the upper-30s.

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