US Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis
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Hilda Solis 'optimistic' as US jobless rate falls to 8.6%

The US unemployment rate dropped sharply to 8.6% in November, its lowest level in two-and-a-half years, from 9% the month before.

There were another 120,000 new jobs in November, the Department of Labor has said.

US Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis said she was ''somewhat optimistic'', but remained ''focused on job creation.''

  • 03 Dec 2011
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