U.S. economy added 187,000 jobs in August, more than was expected

The U.S. economy added 187,000 jobs in August, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This was slightly more than the expectations of economists, who had predicted a gain of about 184,000 jobs. The unemployment rate remained unchanged at 3.9%, the lowest rate in nearly 50 years. Wages rose by 0.4%, matching estimates. This was the ninth straight month of job gains of at least 200,000, marking the longest streak since 1983.


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