August Jobs Report: 1.4 Million Added

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WASHINGTON – August saw an additional 1.4 million jobs added in the United States, but the country is still a long way off from regaining the amount lost since the start of the Coronavirus pandemic.

The numbers released on Friday show the economy is recovering slowly, but in line with expectations.

Last month’s jobs were less than the 1.7 added in July.

America is still down 11 point five million from February, before COVID-19 caused the country to shut down virtually everything.

One bright spot, the unemployment rate dipped below 10 percent for the first time since March and it was recorded at 8.4 percent.


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