Jobs Friday is upon us once again.
And the numbers are good—again. The US economy created 211,000 new jobs during the month of November, a smidge better than the 200,000 that were expected. The unemployment rate held steady at 5.0%, as expected. The report reinforced the view that the Federal Reserve will begin the process of raising short-term interest rates, known as “liftoff” at its meeting later this month.
Why not hang out with us here for a while this morning? We’ll be gathering the best facts, figures, and—of course—charts from around the web in order to put what’s arguably the world’s most important economic indicator into a bit of perspective.