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06

Payroll employment rises by 266,000 in November; unemployment rate changes little at 3.5%

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 266,000 in November, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 3.5 percent. Notable job gains occurred in health care and in professional and technical services. Employment rose in manufacturing, reflecting the return of workers from a strike.

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Latest Numbers

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Consumer Price Index (CPI):
+0.4% in Oct 2019 News Release Historical Data

Unemployment Rate:
3.5% in Nov 2019 News Release Historical Data

Payroll Employment:
+266,000(p) in Nov 2019 News Release Historical Data

Average Hourly Earnings:
+$0.07(p) in Nov 2019 News Release Historical Data

Producer Price Index - Final Demand:
+0.4%(p) in Oct 2019 News Release Historical Data

Employment Cost Index (ECI):
+0.7% in 3rd Qtr of 2019 News Release Historical Data

Productivity:
-0.3% in 3rd Qtr of 2019 News Release Historical Data

U.S. Import Price Index:
-0.5% in Oct 2019 News Release Historical Data

U.S. Export Price Index:
-0.1% in Oct 2019 News Release Historical Data