Treasury Yields Slide After November Jobs Report

By Joseph Adinolfi Markets MarketWatch Pulse

Treasury yields declined on Friday after the November jobs report showed the U.S. economy added 178,000 jobs last month, slightly below expectations. The 10-year yield fell five basis points to 2.399%, while the two-year yield shed 3.5 basis points to 1.116%. The 30-year yield lost 5.2 basis points to 3.057%. Despite the strong headline number, a lackluster reading on average hourly earnings, which slumped 0.1% in November, helped weigh on Treasury yields by dampening inflation expectations.

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