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Job Report in US, August 2018 – Employment up by 201,000 and unemployment stays at 3.9 percent

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 201,000 in August, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.9 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

Job gains occurred in professional and business services, health care, wholesale trade,transportation and warehousing, and mining.

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The unemployment rate remained at 3.9 percent in August, and the number of unemployed persons, at 6.2 million, changed little.

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

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