U.S. Nonfarm Payrolls Rise 96,000 in August

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The U.S. work force added 96,000 jobs in August; the unemployment rate was 8.1%, the Labor Department said Friday.

Economists were expecting nonfarm payrolls to have slowed last month to 125,000 from 163,000 in July, according to a Reuters survey.

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