US hiring stays strong, complicating Fed’s inflation fight


              FILE - Nurse Gigi Urcia gives a flu vaccination at the L.A. Care and Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plans' Community Resource Center on Friday, Oct. 28, 2022, in Lynwood, Calif. The nation's employers kept hiring briskly in November despite high inflation and a slow-growing economy. More than half the job growth — 170,000 — came in two large industries: education and health care. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
            
              FILE - Whittier Elementary School teacher Kayla Cowen interacts with students, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022 in Mesa, Ariz. The nation's employers kept hiring briskly in November despite high inflation and a slow-growing economy. More than half the job growth last month — 170,000 — came in two large industries: education and health care. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)