The number is a $61 billion drop from last year, according to the CBO.
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Here come the jobs numbers: The November jobs report could show that employers added 200,000 jobs last month, although there is a broad range of predictions floating around.
Many economists are expecting the figure to come in somewhere between 175,000 and 200,000, while there is some chatter that the figure could do even better than that and reflect a much stronger labor market.