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U.S. Economy Generated 156,000 Jobs In August, Short Of Estimates

The Labor Department also cut previous estimates for job growth in June and July by 41,000.

Updated at 11 a.m. ET

The U.S. economy created an estimated 156,000 jobs in August, falling slightly short of analysts' estimates, according to the Labor Department. The unemployment rate was essentially unchanged at 4.4 percent; it had been at 4.3 percent.

Economists had

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