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.