December 12, 2019

201,000 Jobs Added in August, Unemployment Rate Remains at 3.9%

Total nonfarm payroll employment grew by 201,000 in August, an increase from last month’s downwardly revised reading of 147,000, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The national unemployment rate remained at 3.9%. Private service-providing industries gained 178,000 jobs, led by professional and business services and education and health services, which both added 53,000 jobs. […]

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