Economic Events on December 2, 2011

The Monster Employment Index for November was released today, and the index moved down 4 points from last month to a value of 147, but is 10% higher than last November’s value.

At 8:30 AM EDT, the Employment Situation report for November will be announced, and the consensus for non-farm payrolls is an increase of 131,000 jobs compared to 80,000 in the previous month, the consensus for the unemployment rate is that it will remain at 9.0%, the consensus average hourly earnings rate is expected to increase 0.2%, and the consensus for the average workweek is 34.3 hours.

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