According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. economy added 228,000 jobs in November which exceeded estimates by more than 28,000 jobs. The unemployment rate held steady at 4.1 percent (a 17 year low). Employment continued to trend up in professional and business services, manufacturing, and health care. Manufacturing unemployment is at 2.6% (near record low).
The U.S. economy has now added jobs for the last 86 months.