A line of jobseekers at a career fair in New York on 12 April 2012
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US jobless rate at four-year low

The US added 146,000 jobs in November, official data shows, as the economy seemingly shrugged off storm Sandy.

The unexpectedly strong performance brought the unemployment rate down to a four-year low of 7.7% of the workforce.

The jobs figure was well above most analysts' expectations and continued a recent surge that began in July.

Ben Thompson reports from the New York Stock Exchange.