Employment in December 2010 rose 103,000, knocking the unemployment rate down .4 percent to 9.4 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.
Since December 2009, the unemployment rate has fallen from 9.9 percent, then risen, then fallen again to its current level.
Temporary help, healthcare, and hospitality all showed gains.
Those jobless for 27 weeks or more numbered 6.4 million, or 44.3 percent of the unemployed.
Nearly 9 million workers were underemployed and 2.6 million were not working but not classified as unemployed.
That makes 26.1 unhappy, non-working folk.