Economy Added 201,000 Jobs in August

(CN) – The U.S. economy added 201,000 jobs in August, up from 147,00 in July, the Labor Department said Friday.

Meanwhile, the unemployment rate held steady at 3.9 percent.

Average hourly private-sector earnings were up 2.9 percent over the previous year. In August, they were up 2.7 percent.

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