11,000 – The number of jobs the economy shed in November. The smallest drop since late 2007.
474,000 – The number of first-time unemployment claims for the week ended December 5. The lowest in more than a year and down 28% from the peak this spring.
58,000 – The number of service-sector jobs created in November. The second straight month of growth.
86,000 – The number of business and professional services jobs created in November. Up 126% from the previous month.
37% – The amount that seasonal retail hiring is up this year.
57% – The amount the Dow has rallied since March 6.