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Where the U.S. Economy Added Jobs in November

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The U.S. added 245,000 non-farm payrolls in November according to the latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The unemployment rate fell to 6.7% with 10.7 million people unemployed. Though the rate of unemployment has trended down, it remains 3.2% higher than it was at the onset of the pandemic in February.

Here are some of the sectors that added jobs in November: 

  • Transportation & Warehousing: +145,000 jobs
  • Professional & Business Services: +60,000 jobs
  • Healthcare: +46,000 jobs
  • Construction: +27,000 jobs

Meanwhile, retail lost 35,000 jobs, signaling less seasonal hiring amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Read more on the November Jobs Report. 

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