Economy Gains 266,000 Jobs in November; Unemployment Down Slightly

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Reprinted from The AFL-CIO’s blog Now by Kenneth Quinnell on December 10, 2019.

The US economy gained 266,000 jobs in November, and the unemployment rate was essentially unchanged at 3.5%, according to figures released Friday morning by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

In response to the November job numbers, AFL-CIO Chief Economist William Spriggs tweeted:

William E. Spriggs@WSpriggs

AFL-CIO Now 12/10

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