Payroll employment rose by 178,000 in November, supported by a large jump in full-time professional hires. Demand for accounting professionals remains strong, as financial firms continue to struggle with mounting regulation. Moreover, those regulations are not likely to be rolled back as fast as many in financial markets are expecting. Changes to Dodd-Frank will take time; the new regulations cannot be reversed by executive order alone. The slowdown in regulation in the oil sector will be much more rapid and add to the burgeoning recovery in the mining sector, which has finally bottomed.