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Job numbers in US manufacturing in November were boosted by tens of thousands of striking General Motors workers going back to work. Picture: AFP via Getty Images

US labour force participation data is released today. The economy added 266,000 jobs in November. The unemployment rate was 3.5 per cent, making it the 21st consecutive month with a rate of 4 per cent or lower. The numbers were boosted by tens of thousands of striking General Motors workers going back to work. “Manufacturing is still flat after you pull out the returning strike numbers,” Daniel Zhao, senior economist at the career site Glassdoor,...

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