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US jobless rate falls to 10.2% in July as employment rises by 1.8m

By BFN News | 01:33 PM | Friday 07 August, 2020

The US non-farm jobless rate fell to 10.2% in July as employment rose by 1.8m, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The market had expected a more modest improvement in the unemployment rate to 10.5%, compared to 11.1% in June, amid the addition of 1.53m positions. Average hourly earnings rose 7c, or 0.2%, to $29.39, compared to expectations of a 0.5% fall. Story provided by

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