National Jobless Rate Drops To 7.8 Percent

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An employee at the Hollister retail store assists with a line of... News PhotoAssistance,Business,Customer,Economy,Finance,Horizontal,Occupation,Retail,Store,USA,WorkingPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2012 Getty ImagesNEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 05: An employee at the Hollister retail store assists with a line of customers on October 5, 2012 in New York, United States. In fresh signs that the U.S. economy is gaining speed, the latest jobs market data for September showed that the U.S. labor market has improved significantly. The unemployment rate fell from 8.1 percent in August to 7.8 percent in September, moving below 8 percent for the first time in 43 months. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)