Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 266,000 in November, and the unemployment rate showed little changed at 3.5%, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Notable job gains occurred in health care and in professional and technical services.
Manufacturing employment rose by 54,000 in November, following a decline of 43,000 in the prior month. Within manufacturing, employment in motor vehicles and parts was up by 41,000 in November, reflecting the return of workers who were on strike in October.
Mining lost jobs in November (-7,000), largely in support activities for mining (-6,000). Mining employment is down by 19,000 since a recent peak in May.
See the October report here.