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Fri February 4, 2011
Economy

Labor Report: Unemployment Fell To 9 Percent In Jan.

The Labor Department said Friday that the nation's unemployment rate dropped to 9 percent in January, the lowest level in nearly two years. American employers added 36,000 jobs last month. The jobless rate for December was 9.4 percent. For more on the latest economic data, Renee Montagne talks with NPR's John Ydstie.