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US employers added a modest 157,000 jobs in July

EURUSD News by Newsroom on 09:01 August 03, 2018 EST
Employers in the U.S. slowed their hiring in July, adding 157,000 jobs The Labor Department said Friday, a solid gain but below the healthy pace they maintained in the first half of this year.

This compares with an average of 224,000 new workers in the first six months of this year, a faster pace than in 2017.

Average earnings growth remained at 0.3% while the unemployment rate dipped to 3.9%.