National Economy Chugs Along, More Jobs Added in November

The additional of 155,000 new jobs shows continued economic progress, but falls below estimates. 

The national economy continues to grow, though job growth is slowing.

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics released job statistics from November this morning, stating,

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 155,000 in November, and the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 3.7 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Job gains occurred in health care, in manufacturing, and in transportation and warehousing.

See the full press release from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

From The Hill:

The U.S. economy added 155,000 jobs in November, below estimates, as the labor markets slowed slightly but maintain solid momentum.

The unemployment rate held at 3.7 percent, the lowest level since December 1969, the Labor Department reported on Friday.

See Economy adds 155K jobs in November, unemployment holds at 3.7 percent from The Hill.

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