For November in Canada has risen the unemployment rate

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America Created 266,000 Jobs in November 1,221MANDEL NGAN AFP via Getty Images John Carney6 Dec 2019

The Labor Department also made upward revisions to its numbers for September and October, adding 41,000 jobs to previously-reported gains and taking the three-month average to 205,000, a 10-month high.

A repeat of November's weak jobs report could force the central bank to reconsider, analysts said on Friday.

Workers build the 2020 Ford Explorer at Ford's Chicago Assembly Plant in Chicago, Ill., on June 24, 2019.

The unemployment rate for November held near a 50-year low at 3.5 percent, slightly lower than the month before.

Federal Reserve policymakers are expected to highlight the economy's resilience when they meet on December 10-11, though trade tensions continue to reverberate in the background. Retailers added just 2,000 jobs on a seasonally adjusted basis.

According to Statistics Canada's Labour Force Survey, November 2019, employment fell in Alberta by 18,000 in November, with notable drops in the natural resources sector as well as wholesale and retail trade. Economists widely expect policymakers to leave interest rates unchanged at their two-day meeting next week.

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the U.S. economy added 266,000 jobs in November, beating market forecasts of 175,000.

USA firms added a massive 266,000 net new positions, shattering economists' expectations, while the jobless rate fell a tenth of a point to 3.5 percent.

Healthcare added 45,000 jobs and employment in professional and technical services increased by 31,000 in November. While hopes already were up, much of that was based on the return of General Motors workers following a lengthy strike. US employers added a whopping 266,000 jobs last month.

Outsize hiring for the holiday shopping season did not appear to be a major driver of last month's job growth. Wages have increased at a rate of 3.1 percent over the last 12 months.

The jobs growth was the best since January's 312,000 and well clear of the November 2018 total of 196,000.

Financial activities employment grew by 13,000, with the industry noting job gains of 116,000 in the last 12 months. Some 6000 jobs were lost in both Manufacturing and construction.

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But the jobs market is clearly losing steam. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite gained 0.7 percent and 0.8 percent, respectively.

The greenback has been pummeled all week due to a slew of weaker-than-expected US data in manufacturing and services.

The blockbuster report provides further evidence that the longest economic expansion on record will continue and reinforces the Federal Reserve's characterization of the labor market as "strong".

Joseph Wolfers, professor of economics and public policy at the University of MI, said the resilience of the US economic expansion is extremely impressive. Sales of new homes increased by a third. Factory orders ex transportation also edged up 0.2% in October, up from a 0.3% slide in the previous month.

The employment numbers for November 2019 in Alberta are almost identical to those of November 2018.

The dollar still posted its worst weekly percentage loss in more than a month despite Friday's (December 6) gains. The labor force participation rate for prime-age adults (ages 25-54), which largely avoids the demographic effects of the aging population, remained at 82.8 percent-1.4 percentage points above its rate in November 2016.

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But the job increases were widespread across the United States economy.

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