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Manufacturing & The Economy

U.S. Added 201,000 Jobs in August

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 201,000 in August, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.9%, the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. Job gains occurred in professional and business services, health care, wholesale trade, transportation and warehousing and mining.

Manufacturing employment was down 3,000 in August. Over the year, employment in the industry was up by 254,000, with more than three-fourths of the gain in the durable goods component. 

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