WASHINGTON | US hiring slowed to 155K jobs, jobless rate stayed 3.7%

WASHINGTON | US hiring slowed to 155K jobs, jobless rate stayed 3.7%

WASHINGTON  — U.S. employers added 155,000 jobs in November, a slowdown from recent months but enough to suggest that the economy is expanding at a solid pace despite sharp gyrations in the stock market.

The Labor Department said Friday that the unemployment rate remained 3.7%, nearly a five-decade low, for the third straight month. Average hourly pay rose 3.1% from a year ago, matching the previous month’s figure, which was the best since 2009.

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