The unemployment rate climbed to 5.5 percent in November, setting a record high for the third consecutive month with job losses by middle-aged, full-time male workers showing a marked increase, the government announced Friday.
The seasonally adjusted jobless rate was 5.4 percent in October, 5.3 percent in September and 5 percent in both August and July.
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