Jobless Rate Drops to 6.1%, but Just 142,000 Jobs Added in August

September 5, 2014

The economy added 142,000 jobs in August, down from July’s increase of 209,000 new jobs, but the unemployment rate dipped slightly to 6.1% compared to July’s 6.2%, according to figures released this morning by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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