COOLING A BIT?

U.S. Job Numbers Up 155K in November, Wage Gains Weaken

The U.S. economy added 155,000 jobs in November, fewer than the 198,000 projected by analysts, as a key indicator of average wages also cooled. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics figures out Friday morning show average hourly earnings were up 0.2 percent from October, though economists had expected 0.3 percent; the numbers remained on track for 3.1 percent growth for the year. Unemployment held steady at 3.7 percent.