Released in a government report Friday, U.S. economy created 156,000 jobs in August. Reuters economists had expected payrolls to increase by 180,000 this month and for the unemployment rate to remain the same. Stocks did not seem to be affected much by these reports. Stocks looks to be headed for a higher open.

 

Job growth fell just a few thousand short of expected numbers. While the numbers where not what economists are expecting, growth is still in a positive trend for the month of august.

 


According to BLS, the August job gains occurred in manufacturing, construction, professional and technical services, health care, and mining.

 

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