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U.S. Economy Adds 144,000 Jobs in August

Employers add 144,000 new jobs in August, just below what had been predicted by economists but an improvement on lackluster growth in June and July. The monthly unemployment report, released Friday, also showed the unemployment rate dipping to 5.4 percent. NPR's Jack Speer reports.

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Jack Speer
Jack Speer is a newscaster at NPR in Washington, DC. In this role he reports, writes, edits, and produces live hourly updates which air during NPR programming.