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September's figures, after being reported in the negative after the storms rose to 38,000 from 18,000. And wage growth overall has been softer than we might expect, given low unemployment.
While November's employment report had no impact on expectations the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates at its December 12-13 policy meeting, it could help shape the debate on monetary policy next year.
So far in 2017, monthly job addition averages 174,000, compared with 187,000 in 2016.
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Responding to the news, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said, "We're especially pleased to see the manufacturing sector roaring back to life, adding a total of 159,000 jobs since President Trump took office after averaging a loss of more than 1,000 jobs per month during the a year ago of the previous administration". The unemployment rate remained steady at 4.1 percent, unchanged from October. In the past year, earnings have risen by 64 cents. "This is a sign that the USA economy is continuing to heal", he said. The unemployment rate held steady at 4.1 percent, a 17-year low, and the labor-force participation rate held at 62.7 percent. Lowering the corporate tax rate, they assert, will inspire firms to invest more on American soil. The Wall Street Journal said the thin growth might have something to do with an influx of restaurant and bar workers returning to job market after the summer hurricanes put a dent in employment in previous months.
Some say wage growth is being understated.
Manufacturing scored another month of solid job gains, with payrolls increasing by 31,000 jobs after rising 23,000 in the prior month.
Economists had expected an increase of about 200,000 jobs, but early festive season hiring and a rebound after two hurricanes earlier this year helped to boost growth.