After hearing nothing but bad news about the economy, finally there is a little good news to report. The November Unemployment figures came in and the Unemployment rate DROPPED.  According to Marketwatch the U.S. labor market improved markedly in November, with the unemployment rate falling back to 10% and job losses shrinking to the lowest level in nearly two years, the Labor Department reported Friday. Nonfarm payrolls dropped by a seasonally adjusted 11,000 in November, the fewest since December 2007. Payroll losses in September and October were revised lower by a total of 159,000. The report was much better than expected by economists surveyed by MarketWatch, who were looking for 100,000 fewer jobs and a steady 10.2% unemployment rate.

This is an encouraging sign that a recovery may finally be on the horizon and an improved economy may be in the near future.