The U.S. economy added 203,000 nonfarm payroll jobs, the labor force participation rate rose to 63.0 percent, and the unemployment rate dropped to 7.0 percent. Check out the Jobs Calculator and the labor market spider chart to see how the latest data and revisions affect the employment outlook.
View the latest series of charts from our Economic & Financial Highlights page, including new data on commodity prices, consumer confidence, home sales, international trade, and more.
The 2013–18 deflation probability—based on the 5-year TIPS issued in April and the 10-year TIPS issued in July 2008—was 0 percent on December 4, where it has been for the last three months. The 2012–17 deflation probability is also 0 percent as of December 4.
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