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

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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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