Posted December 10, 2018

Manufacturing employment rises in November

Manufacturing added 27,000 jobs in November, 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.

Construction added 5,000 jobs during the month, following a gain of 24,000 in October.

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 155,000 in November, and the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 3.7 percent.

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