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August 2017 Job Report in US – Disappointing with total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 156,000

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 156,000 in August, and the unemployment
rate was little changed at 4.4 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported
today. Job gains occurred in manufacturing, construction, professional and technical
services, health care, and mining.

Household Survey Data

In August, the unemployment rate, at 4.4 percent, and the number of unemployed
persons, at 7.1 million, were little changed. After declining earlier in the year,
the unemployment rate has been either 4.3 or 4.4 percent since April. (See
table A-1.)


Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at Employment Situation Summary

 Source: Calculated Risk: Comment: A Disappointing Employment Report

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