The US Commerce Department said that orders for durable goods, including transportation equipment, rose by $7.5bn (£4.8bn) to $207bn.
Excluding transportation goods, which are seen as volatile, orders rose overall by 0.3%.
In the same announcement the previous month's figures were revised up to $199bn from $197.7bn.
Transportation goods include aeroplanes which drove most of the growth.
Plane-builder Boeing received 96 orders for aircraft in November compared with 7 in October.
However, car manufacturers saw orders fall by 0.5% in the same period after rising 5.9% in October.
BBC News - US durable goods orders jump 3.8% in November