US Jobs Report More Gains

December 2017

The U.S. job market has finally begun to shake off the last impacts of the hurricane season that hit Florida and Texas earlier this year. In November, 228,000 nonfarm jobs were added to the economy, as the unemployment rate remained at a 17 year low of 4.1%.

Most notably, the manufacturing segment had the largest gains with a 1.5% increase in jobs in 2017 over 2016. Manufacturers added 31,000 jobs during November alone, with unemployment in this sector at 2.6%, the lowest on record for the series since January 2000.

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