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US job growth slows in November for fifth straight month as unemployment sinks to 6.7%

1 month ago   |   By Chicago Tribune

America's employers scaled back their hiring last month as the viral pandemic accelerated across the country, adding 245,000 jobs, the fewest since April. At the same time, the unemployment rate to a still-high 6.7%, from 6.9% in October, the Labor Department said.
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Job growth slowed in November for a 5th straight month

Job growth slowed in November for a 5th straight month

1 month ago   |   By Politico

America's employers scaled back their hiring last month as the viral pandemic accelerated across the country, adding 245,000 jobs, the fewest since April and the fifth straight monthly slowdown.
At the same time, the unemployment rate to a still-high 6.7%, from 6.9% in October, the Labor Department said. November's job gain was down from 610,000 in October.
Friday's report of another slowdown in hiring was the latest evidence that the job market and the economy are faltering in the face of a virus that has been shattering daily records for confirmed infections.
Before the pandemic, last...
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