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Retailers lead broad November US job gains

The Associated Press

U.S. employers added 146,000 jobs in November and the employment rate fell to a four-year low of 7.7 percent.

Hiring remained steady during Superstorm Sandy and in the face of looming tax increases. But the Labor Department report released Friday showed employers added 49,000 fewer jobs in October and September than it initially estimated

Here's a look at the jobs added or lost in each major industry category:

Industry November 2012 October 2012
Construction -20,000 15,000
Manufacturing -7,000 10,000
Retail 52,600 50,900
Transportation, warehousing 3,500 9,200
Information (telecom, publishing) 12,000 -5000
Financial Services 1,000 5,000
Professional Services (legal, engineering, temp help) 43,000 55,000
Education and health 18,000 24,000
Hotels, restaurant, entertainment 23,000 20,000
Government -1,000 -51,000