“The quality of the jobs improved but the quantity did not,” she said, adding that the health of this heavily white-collar sector explained why wage growth was also robust.
The 0.3 percentage point rise in average hourly earnings was the most positive sign of the economy’s trajectory in Friday’s report.
16:32 Employers added solid 178,000 jobs in Nov11
14:36 U.S. economy added 178,000 jobs in November; unemployment rate dropped to 4.6 percent15
13:41 Solid Job Growth Strengthens Prospect for a Fed Rate Increase11
10:17 Afghan president says Taliban wouldn't last a month without Pakistan support15