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164,000 jobs were added last month. Economists had expected a gain of about 165,000.
The unemployment rate was 3.7 percent, the same as in June.
Average hourly earnings rose by 0.3 percent. The year-over-year gain was 3.2 percent.
Just two days after the Federal Reserve moved to ward off economic snags by paring interest rates, the monthly jobs report signals that the labor market is maintaining its energy during a record-long hiring streak.
President Trump has again tossed out the economic and political playbook that guided other occupants of the Oval Office for generations as the United States...
President Donald Trump continued his attacks on Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Friday, calling Powell an “enemy” as the Fed resists drastically...