The US economy added 215,000 jobs in July, while the unemployment rate held at a seven-year-low of 5.3%. The Bureau of Labor Statistics said on Friday job gains came in retail trade, health care, professional and technical services, and financial activities.
US economy added 288,000 jobs in June, latest figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics have shown. The unemployment rate dropped to 6.1%, its lowest level since September 2008.
More than 100 demonstrators seeking better pay for McDonald's workers were arrested on Thursday as protesters swarmed the fast-food chain's corporate campus near Chicago demanding a minimum wage of 15 dollars an hour and the right to unionize.