US Economy Adds Fewer Jobs Than Expected, Unemployment Falls to 6.1 Percent

September 05, 2014 06:44 PM
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U.S. job growth slowed sharply last month with employers adding only 142,000 jobs in August. That's well below analyst expectations of more than 200,000 new hires. But the disappointing job numbers had little impact on investors. Wall Street largely ignored the monthly employment data. Others saw it as just another blip on the long road to recovery. Mil Arcega reports