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Retailers lead broad November US job gains

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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

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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