The U.S. Payroll to Population employment rate (P2P) was steady at 43.7% in November. Unadjusted unemployment rose to 8.2% from 7.3%, matched by a decline in total part-time employment to 18.6% from 19.6%.
Daily U.S. consumer spending was $100 for Thanksgiving week, higher than spending for the month of November overall. This is also higher than previous Thanksgiving weeks, in part reflecting a general increase in spending this year.
Gallup's Economic Confidence Index averaged -25 in November, up from -35 in October, reflecting only a partial recovery from the index's level during the federal shutdown. Economic confidence increased last month across key subgroups.
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