The growth in the number of jobs in the US in August exceeded forecasts


The number of jobs in the US in August increased by 201 thousand people, and unemployment remained at the July level of 3.9%, the Ministry of Labor said. According to analysts' forecasts, the number of jobs was expected to increase by 190 thousand and the reduction of unemployment level - to 3.8%. The average hourly wage in August rose by 0.4% compared to July and by 2.9% compared to the same month last year. The monthly indicator grew at a maximum rate since December, annual - since June 2009. The number of jobs in the US manufacturing sector in August fell by 3 thousand, in the retail trade - by 6 thousand. At the same time, the construction sector saw employment growth of 23 thousand, in business services - 53 thousand, in education and healthcare - 33 thousand, in the financial services - 11 thousand.

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