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Some positive economic news

(source: Newsweek)
 
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.