The number of out of work Americans has fallen to the lowest level since 2008 after some federal workers, who were counted as jobless in October, returned to work after a 16-day partial shutdown of the government.
The US Labor Department revealed that the jobless rate fell to a five-year low of 7% after nonfarm payrolls increased by 203,000 new jobs last month.
The results smashed expectations after analysts forecasted payrolls rising 180,000 last month and the unemployment rate falling to 7.2% from 7.3%.
The partial US government shutdown in October was the first for the government in 17 years.
The last time it was shut down was in 1995-96 when services were suspended for a record 21 days.
The White House estimated at the time that it would cost the economy $10bn (£6.19bn, €7.4bn).
According to a recent survey, Americans are preparing for another US government shutdown in 2014 after a national opinion poll revealed that two thirds of citizens believe it is likely that a political impasse over the country's debt ceiling will reoccur.
According to a national public opinion poll commissioned by Research!America and the American Society of Hematology, 65% of Americans believe that Congress will disagree on the country's deficit and budget issues.
Out of this group, sentiment is shared across all party affiliations; Democrats (66%), Republicans (65%) and Independents (65%).