November, 2017 was the 86th straight month of job growth with 228,000 positions added and unemployment remaining at 4.1 percent. The manufacturing and health care sectors lead the gains while the information sector – including broadcasting, telecommunications, motion pictures, sound recording, and publishing lost jobs, continuing the trend for the past year.
While employment rains strong, wage growth was lower than expectations although many analysts do anticipate an acceleration of wage growth during the coming year.
Finally, the value of household real estate is now $24.2 trillion, a higher mark than even the bubble peak of 2006.
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