US jobs growth data beats expectations despite trade war concerns

City A.M. | Dec 7, 2019 at 11:47 AM
  • The US economy added 266,000 jobs last month despite economists’ expectations of a slowdown.
  • It was the highest number of jobs added to the economy in 10 months, aided by striking GM workers returning to work and a rise in healthcare posts.
  • It means the US economy has continued to expand despite the continuing hit to business and investment confidence cause by the trade war with China.