Hiring slowed sharply in November, even before omicron, with 210,000 jobs added

Updated December 3, 2021 at 12:02 PM ET Hiring slowed dramatically last month as COVID-19 cases rose, even before the arrival of a new and and even more worrisome coronavirus variant, which could put another speed bump on the road to labor market recovery. Employers added just 210,000 jobs in November, according to a monthly snapshot from the Labor Department . Job growth appeared to lose momentum after stronger hiring in September and October. Hiring figures for those months were revised...

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Hiring slowed dramatically last month as COVID-19 cases rose, even before the arrival of a new and and even more worrisome coronavirus variant, which could put another speed bump on the road to labor market recovery.

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The pandemic prompted the U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide universal free lunches to all K through 12 students through next spring. But some local school divisions were already providing free meals -- and will continue to do so post-pandemic -- under another federal program. WMRA's Randi B. Hagi reports.

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The Shenandoah LGBTQ Center will host a vigil on Saturday to observe the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance. WMRA’s Randi B. Hagi reports.

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The finance committee for the Middle River Regional Jail board met Tuesday afternoon to discuss funding scenarios if their renovation plan is approved. WMRA's Randi B. Hagi reports.

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