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Manufacturing & The Economy

U.S. Added 130,000 Jobs in August

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 130,000 in August, below economists' expectations, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.7%, the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. Employment in federal government rose, largely reflecting the hiring of temporary workers for the 2020 Census. Notable job gains also occurred in health care and financial activities, while mining lost jobs. Manufacturing increased by 3,000.


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