August Jobs Report: 156K New Jobs, “Steady”

By NTK Staff | 09.01.2017 @9:09am
August Jobs Report: 156K New Jobs, “Steady”

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the latest U.S. jobs numbers on Friday morning.

The Associated Press and others reported on Friday morning that the U.S. added 156,000 jobs in the month of August:

This is a slight downtick from July’s 209,000 jobs added, but The Associated Press called the growth “steady.”

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), which released the jobs report, also addressed Hurricane Harvey, noting the hurricane “had no discernable effect on the employment and unemployment.”

Strong industries for the month, according to Yahoo! Finance‘s Sam Ro, included professional and business services, education and health services, manufacturing, and construction.

This gives President Trump 1.19 million jobs created since the first full month of his presidency, February. Trump has promised to create 25 million jobs in the next 10 years.

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