Employment data for November is due out this morning, with economists expecting that the rise in...

|By:, SA News Editor

Employment data for November is due out this morning, with economists expecting that the rise in nonfarm payrolls slowed to 85,000 from 171,000 in October and that the jobless rate was unchanged at 7.9%. Superstorm Sandy was likely to be have been a key factor that held back hiring, while the uncertainty engendered by the fiscal cliff probably also didn't help.