Growth plus losses equals zero job growth in August

09/2/2011 | Wall Street Journal, The · Washington Post, The

The private sector added 17,000 jobs in August, but job losses meant there was no change in the number of nonfarm payrolls during that period. The result? Net zero new jobs. The construction industry lost 5,000 jobs. The overall unemployment rate remains at 9.1%.

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