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August Jobs Report Lukewarm

September 5, 2017 4:11 pm

The U.S. economy added 156,000 jobs in August, the Labor Department reported on Friday—a lukewarm reading, but short of expectations. The unemployment rate held at 4.4 percent, and hourly wages on average went up three cents to $26.39. “Job creation…was a bit light at 156,000,” said Lawrence Yun, chief economist at the National Association of […]

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