WASHINGTON (AP) — For nearly nine months, the Federal Reserve has relentlessly raised interest rates to try to slow the U.S. job market and bring inflation under control. And for just as long, the job market hasn’t seemed to get the message. The November employment report was no exception. Employers added 263,000 jobs — a substantial gain that was far above economists’ expectations. Wages rose robustly, too, further intensifying the inflationary pressures the Fed has been struggling to contain. And the unemployment rate remained at 3.7%, barely above the half-century low of 3.5%. Friday’s hiring data left economists scratching their heads over the job market’s resilience and the continuing need of many employers for more workers.