163,000 Jobs Added In July, But Unemployment Rate Ticked Up To 8.3 Percent

There were 163,000 more jobs on public and private payrolls last month, but the nation’s unemployment rate edged up to 8.3 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics just reported.

The jobs gain was the best in five months and was much better than the revised estimated of growth for June — a gain of just 64,000 jobs.

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