Bad news on the job market report.

Friday's report sent a cold chill through widening optimism that the U.S. economy is improving. The report counted just 39,000 new jobs in November, far fewer than the up-to 170,000 jobs that economists had predicted. The unemployment rate increased to 9.8 percent, a seven-month high.

via Jobs report a wake-up call to Washington - CNN.com.

Washington needs a wake-up call, economists fear the unemployment rate will remain higher than predicted.