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156,000 jobs added in August; figure falls below expectations

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The US economy added 156,000 jobs in August as the unemployment rate was essentially unchanged - up marginally to 4.4 per cent from 4.3 per cent, federal economists reported on Friday.

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THE US economy added 156,000 jobs in August as the unemployment rate was essentially unchanged - up marginally to 4.4 per cent from 4.3 per cent, federal economists reported on Friday.

Average hourly wages rose 3 US cents in August to US$

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