|US job growth hits 8-month low|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
WASHINGTON — A surprising drop in hiring and in the number of people seeking work in August sent a reminder that the U.S. economic recovery is still prone to temporary slowdowns.
Employers added just 142,000 jobs last month, well below the 212,000 average of the previous 12 months.
The unemployment rate fell to 6.1 percent from 6.2 percent. But that was because more people without jobs stopped looking for one and were no longer counted as unemployed.
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