U.S. Added 209K Jobs In July, Unemployment Down To 4.3%

U.S. Added 209K Jobs In July Unemployment Down To 4.3The U.S. economy added 209,000 jobs in July, exceeding analystsโ€™ expectations and indicating continued strength in American hiring. Unemployment edged down to 4.3 percentโ€”matching Mayโ€™s level and the lowest recorded in 16 years. Average hourly earnings rose 2.5 percent from a year earlier. The Wall Street Journal reports the โ€œfood services and drinking placesโ€ category led all sectors in hiring, with 53,000 new jobs cited by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.