Here's where the jobs are - in one chart

December 08, 2019

The November 2019 employment report showed U.S. companies added way more jobs than expected during the month as mammoth gains in health care and social services -- as well as a bounce in manufacturing hiring -- ushered labor statistics higher. The government reported Friday that payrolls increased by 266,000, easily besting the 187,000 estimate economists polled by Dow Jones had forecast. The unemployment rate ticked back down to 3.5%, matching an earlier 2019 level that at the time was the lowest since 1969.