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The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 7.8 percent last month, dropping below 8 percent for the first time in nearly four years and giving President Barack Obama a potential boost with the election a month away.

The rate declined from 8.1 percent because the number of people who said they were employed soared by 873,000 – an encouraging sign for an economy that’s been struggling to create enough jobs.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/05/jobs-report-unemployment-rate_n_1942067.html

Jobs Report: Unemployment Rate Down was originally published on tlcnaptown.com

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