August Jobs Report Shows Slight Decline In Unemployment
The U.S. economy added 169,000 jobs in August and the unemployment rate ticked down to 7.3 percent from 7.4 percent according to data from the Department of Labor.
August’s report has taken on special significance because it’s the last report before the Federal Reserve meets to decide whether to begin curtailing its stimulus.
- John Ydstie,NPR economics correspondent.
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