Although U.S. employers in all industries saw robust hiring last month, the latest statistics for the mortgage industry indicate that staffing contracted again.

Nonfarm payrolls increased by a preliminary 228,000 positions during November, according to data released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

That was slightly less than the downwardly revised 244,000 jobs added the prior month but an increase from the downwardly revised 164,000 a year prior.

Source: Mortgage Daily