View RSS Feed

TSP Talk Blog

August Jobs Report

Rate this Entry
Job growth falls short of expectations as August payrolls rise just 130,000

Nonfarm payrolls increased by just 130,000 in August, in large part to the temporary hiring of Census workers.

The increase fell short of Wall Street estimates for 150,000, while the unemployment rate stayed at 3.7%, as expected.

July and June job figures were also revised lower.

Average hourly earnings increased by 0.4% in August and 3.2% over the year, better than expected.

Excluding government hiring, private payrolls grew by just 96,000, the lowest pace since February.

Submit "August Jobs Report" to Digg Submit "August Jobs Report" to Submit "August Jobs Report" to StumbleUpon Submit "August Jobs Report" to Google



SPY (C Fund) (delayed)

( Real-time)
DWCPF (S Fund) (delayed)

( Real-time)
EFA (I Fund) (delayed)

( Real-time)
AGG (F Fund) (delayed)

( Real-time)