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A woman speaks with a recruiter from a jewelry and gem company as others wait during the Gemological Institute Of America (GIA)'s Jewelry Career Fair in New York July 30, 2012. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Unemployment rate hits five-year low, eyes on the Fed

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By Lucia Mutikani

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. employers hired more workers than expected in November and the jobless rate hit a five-year low of 7.0 percent, raising chances the Federal Reserve could start ratcheting back its bond-buying stimulus as soon as this month.

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