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Manufacturing & The Economy

U.S. Added 155,000 Jobs in November

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

In November, manufacturing added 27,000 jobs, with increases in chemicals (+6,000) and primary metals (+3,000). Manufacturing employment has increased by 288,000 over the year, largely in durable goods industries. 

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