'Warning Signs Flashing': Job Growth Slows Sharply As Pandemic Takes Toll On Economy

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A person cleans a table in an outdoor tented dining area of a restaurant in Sacramento, Calif., on Nov. 19. Job growth slowed sharply in November as relief aid is due to expire at the end of the year.

U.S. employers added just 245,000 jobs last month, as the runaway pandemic continued to weigh on hiring. The unemployment rate fell to 6.7% from 6.9% in October.

(Image credit: Rich Pedroncelli/AP)