Market Weekly: Dec 4 Dec 8 2017


Total nonfarm payroll employment increased 228,000 in November.

Employment in
professional & business services +46,000
manufacturing +31,000
health care added 30,000

average workweek +0.1 hr
average hourly earnings +5 cents

The change in total nonfarm payroll employment for September was revised up from +18,000 to +38,000, and the change for October was revised down from +261,000 to +244,000. With these revisions, employment gains in September and October combined were 3,000 more than previously reported.