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National Unemployment Stays Steady at 3.7 Percent in November

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Staff Writer

According to a Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) report released earlier this month, the national unemployment rate stayed steady at 3.7 percent in November. This was after a 0.2 percent increase in October from September’s 3.5 percent unemployment rate. 

While the unemployment rate stayed the same, total nonfarm payroll employment increased by about 263,000. The largest gains were seen in the leisure and hospitality (+88,000), health care (45,000), and government (+42,000) sectors. 
To read the full Bureau of Labor Statistics article go here.

Unions file lawsuit challenging Wisconsin Act 10

A group of unions representing public employees including teachers filed a lawsuit on Thursday challenging Wisconsin Act 10, which stripped collective bargaining rights from most public employees in the state.