Employment Rose by 199,000 in Nov., Unemployment Down to 3.7%

Washington, DC, December 8, 2023-Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 199,000 in November, and the unemployment rate edged down to 3.7%, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. 

Job gains occurred in health care and government. Employment also increased in manufacturing, reflecting the return of workers from a strike. Employment in retail trade declined.