173,000 Jobs Added in August, Jobless Rate 5.1%

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics - 09/04/2015

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 173,000 in August, and the unemployment rate edged down to 5.1 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Job gains occurred in health care and social assistance and in financial activities. Manufacturing and mining lost jobs. Read more.

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