The infamous U.S. jobs report does not stop with the surprises, despite missing expectations for jobs growth in November the unemployment rate unexpected dropped to 8.6%.
The nonfarm payrolls showed that 120 thousand jobs were added in November slightly shy of 125 thousand after an upside revision to October's hiring to 100 thousand from 80,000.
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The unemployment unexpectedly dropped to 8.6% from 9.0% the lowest since March 2009.
Private payrolls increased by 140 thousand following a revised 117 thousand from 104 thousand and below the expected 140 thousand. Manufacturing payrolls rose 2 thousand from 6 thousand that was revised from 5 thousand and expected 9.0 thousand.
The average hourly earnings on the month dropped by 0.1% from a revised 0.3% from 0.2% and on the year eased to 1.8% from a revised 1.9% from 1.8% and below expected 2.0%.