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|
|Information (telecom, publishing)||12,000||-5000|
|Professional Services (legal, engineering, temp help)||43,000||55,000|
|Education and health||18,000||24,000|
|Hotels, restaurant, entertainment||23,000||20,000|