Economic Statistics for 4 Dec 15
211,000 net new jobs were created in November, as the unemployment rate held steady at 5.0%. The bar force participation rate increased by 0.1% to 62.5%. Average hourly earnings increased by 0.2%, while the average workweek remained unchanged at 34.5 hours.
The nation’s trade deficit increased from $-40.8 billion in September to $-43.9 billion in October.