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August Payroll Employment Rises; Unemployment Rate Edges Down

Sep 13th, 2012

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 96,000 in August, and the unemployment rate edged down to 8.1 percent. Since the beginning of this year, the rate has held in a narrow range of 8.1 to 8.3 percent and the number of unemployed persons, at 12.5 million, [...]