U.S. Economy Added 151,000 Jobs In August, Falling Short Of Expectations

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A job candidate's resume sits on a table as he interviews for a job with a restaurant during a recruiting event in Atlanta. (David Goldman/AP)

Employers added fewer jobs than economists expected last month, cooling off from strong gains in July, according to today’s Labor Department report.

The unemployment rate remains at 4.9 percent.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson speaks with Mike Regan of Bloomberg Gadfly about what’s behind today’s jobs report.


Mike Regan, columnist for Bloomberg Gadfly. He tweets @Reganonymous.

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