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US economy adds more jobs in August, but not as many as expected

Monday, September 5th 2016 - 08:58 UTC
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The expanding US economy added another 151,000 jobs in August, according to the US Labor Department, while the unemployment rate stayed at 4.9%. The number of extra jobs was sharply down from an upwardly revised July figure of 275,000. It was also a smaller rise than the average monthly increase of 204,000 seen during the previous 12 months. Read full article


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  • ChrisR

    “The data-dependent Fed will most likely see the payroll numbers as taking pressure off any immediate need to hike interest rates, significantly reducing the scope for further policy action in September.”

    And there you have it, the lame duck president and the coming disaster of a presidential election will more than 'confuse' Yellen.

    Have Congress agreed a budget going forward yet?

    Sep 05th, 2016 - 05:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Hepatia

    The issue that drives the support for both Sanders and Trump is not the number of jobs added. Its what type of jobs are added.

    Sep 06th, 2016 - 01:28 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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