November's Employment Situation
On December 7, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that total nonfarm payrolls increased by 155,000 in November. The largest sector gains occurred in health care (+32,000), manufacturing (+27,000), and transportation and warehousing (+25,000). The unemployment rate remained at 3.7 percent. The BLS also revised September's total nonfarm payrolls up from +118,000 to +119,000 and October's total nonfarm payrolls down from +250,000 to +237,000. Read the full report here.