Employment Up, Unemployment Rate Steady at 3.7% in August

Washington, DC, September 6, 2019-Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 130,000 in August, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.7%, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. 

Employment in federal government rose, largely reflecting the hiring of temporary workers for the 2020 Census. 

Notable job gains also occurred in health

care and financial activities, while mining lost jobs.