U.S. added a modest 130,000 jobs in August amid trade war

Sep 6, 2019
The temporary hiring of 25,000 census workers is part of the jobs number. Without that hiring, the U.S. added 96,000 jobs in August.
A job seeker (L) fills out paperwork as he is interviewed during a job fair at California's Great America theme park in Santa Clara, California.
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US hiring picked up in August as pay surged most in 9 years

Sep 7, 2018
The economy added a strong 201,000 jobs, and the unemployment rate stayed at 3.9 percent, near an 18-year low.
A 'help wanted' sign hangs on a window of a restaurant on June 1, 2018 in Miami, Florida.
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