Posted December 6, 2019

Manufacturing jobs increased in November

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. Construction employment was virtually unchanged during the month, gaining just 1,000 jobs.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 266,000 in November, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 3.5 percent.

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