"Average monthly payroll gains for the past three months reached 205,000, a hefty number for the 11th year of an economic expansion", the Times noted.
The report added to other fairly upbeat data on the trade deficit, housing and orders for big-ticket goods. It also affirms the central bank's decision to press pause on further interest rate cuts this year. Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 266,000 in November. Manufacturing employment plunged by 43,000 in October as many people were idled by strikes.
Service sector jobs accounted for the lion's share of the November gains with 206,000 jobs added.
October's gain of 128,000 jobs was revised to 156,000 - while September's uptick of 180,000 was revised higher a second time to 193,000. Even discounting the GM-related boost, employment growth exceeded 200,000 jobs last month.
The dollar .DXY strengthened against a basket of currencies, snapping a five-day losing streak.
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NICK BUNKER: Their customers are here in the USA, and the US consumer is still strong, and that's feeding into steady and stable employment growth for those industries. The unemployment rate in Canada hit 5.9 percent and is the highest its been in more than a year.
"While this morning's reading is a definite improvement, it does little to explain waning momentum over the past ten months", said Lindsey Piegza, chief economist at Stifel in Chicago.
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The impressive headline growth rate was compounded by upward revisions for earlier months. Job growth has averaged just 5,600 a month since June. The unemployment rate fell to 3.5% from 3.6% in October, matching the lowest jobless rate since 1969.
The loss of jobs has occurred at least reduce the level of employment as full-and part-time. Both those sectors have very low rates of unemployment for job seekers who most recently worked in those fields. The jobs report showed that average hourly earnings climbed 0.2%. Employment growth has averaged 167,000 per month this year. Wages were held back by the concentration of hiring in low-paying industries. Spending by consumers accounts for more than three quarters of United States economic activity. This is a success in itself; many economists predicted that job growth would slow as fewer people were looking for jobs. Part-time work increased by 2.3 per cent overall.
The leisure and hospitality industry hired 45,000 workers. In total, the U.S. trade deficit clocked in at $520.1 billion in the first 10 months of 2019, compared to $513 billion during the same time previous year.
HORSLEY: The jobs report showed a jump in manufacturing employment last month, but three-quarters of that was auto workers who'd been temporarily idled the month before by the UAW strike at General Motors. Government employment increased by 12,000 jobs.