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Where the jobs are right now

News Friday that the nation’s unemployment rate fell to 8.6 percent in November -- its lowest level since March 2009 -- may engender some optimism in job seekers.

Matt Ferguson, CEO of Careerbuilder, visited CNBC Friday to discuss industries where job hunters should focus their efforts:

And David Smith, managing director at Accenture, discussed the numbers behind a new survey of the American workforce and the pressure to find skilled workers: