Highlights: November Employment Situation
The Bureau of Labor & Statistics reports an unemployment rate of 3.7 percent in November, which is unchanged from the prior month.
Nonfarm payroll employment rose by 155,000 in November, 2018. The industries to receive the most job gains were healthcare (+32,000), manufacturing (+27,000), transportation and warehousing (+25,000), and retail trade (+18,000).
The unemployment rate of adult women (3.4%) and adult men (3.3%) remained mostly unchanged from the prior month.
Unemployment among long-term unemployed (those who have been unemployed for 27+ weeks) declined by 120,000 and accounted for 20.8% of the unemployed.
Average hourly earnings rose by $0.06 to $27.35. The average workweek decreased by 0.1 hour to 34.4 hours.
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