Get access to our best features

August jobs report: US hiring slows to just 235,000 new jobs after 2 strong months

Summary by Ground News
The Labor Department said Friday that employers added 235,000 jobs last month. The unemployment rate ticked down slightly to 5.2%. Leisure and hospitality, one of the industries hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic, dragged on job growth. The government, meanwhile, was also a drain of job growth, cutting 8,000 positions.
1 year ago·Washington, United States

News Articles

More Filters
All
Left
Center
Right

August jobs report: Payrolls rise by disappointing 235,000 while unemployment rate falls to 5.2%

The Labor Department released the August jobs report Friday morning at 8:30 a.m. ET.

1 year ago·Los Angeles, United States
Read Full Article

US jobs growth disappoints as recovery falters

The US economy added just 235,000 jobs in August, according to the Bureau of Labour Statistics.

1 year ago·United Kingdom
Read Full Article

Business Highlights: Jobs Report, Service Sector Slowdown

Americas employers added just 235,000 jobs in August, a modest gain after two months of robust hiring at a time when the delta variants spread has discouraged some people from flying, shopping and eating out. The unemployment rate dropped to 5.2% from 5.4% in July. The August job gains the government reported Friday fell far short of the big gains in June and July of roughly 1 million a month. Those increases were revised higher by a combined 13…

1 year ago·India
Read Full Article

U.S. job growth seen slowing in August as Delta variant curbs services demand

By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON - U.S. employment growth likely pulled back in August after gaining nearly 2 million jobs in the past two months as soaring COVID-19 cases reduced demand for travel and entertainment, but the pace was probably enough to sustain the economic expansion. The Labor Department's closely watched employment report on Friday would come as economists have been

1 year ago·United Kingdom
Read Full Article

US adds just 235,000 jobs in August as Delta variant spreads

Unemployment rate declines by 0.2 percentage points to 5.2% from 5.4% in July as employers cut back hiring plansThe US economy added just 235,000 jobs in August, a sharp drop from preceding months, as employers cut back hiring plans amid the spread of the Delta variant of the coronavirus virus.The unemployment rate declined by 0.2 percentage points to 5.2% from 5.4% in July and has fallen dramatically from a high of 14.7% in April last year. So …

1 year ago·London, United Kingdom
Read Full Article

U.S. added just 235,000 jobs last month, well short of expectations

America's employers added just 235,000 jobs in August, a surprisingly weak gain after two months of robust hiring at a time when the delta variant's spread has discouraged some people from flying, shopping and eating out.

1 year ago·Canada
Read Full Article
Think freely.Subscribe and get full access to Ground NewsSubscriptions start at $9.99/yearSubscribe

Bias Distribution

54% of the sources are Center
CNN
HuffPost
Daily Kos
MSNBC
The 19th
The Guardian
CBC News
The Independent
Global News
USA Today
Associated Press News
+22
BBC News
Reuters
IBTimes
CNBC
KRDO
KVIA
+55
News18 India
Washington Times
Financial Post
Boston Herald
The Billings Gazette
Wall Street Journal
+4
Washington Examiner
OAN
The Daily Caller
The Ohio Star
Townhall
Zero Hedge
+4
WND
L 29%
C 54%
R 17%
See less detail