Payrolls in U.S. rise 156,000; wages also below forecasts

THE JOBLESS RATE rose and wages climbed less than forecast in August. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/MARCELO PEREZ DEL CARPIO
THE JOBLESS RATE rose and wages climbed less than forecast in August. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/MARCELO PEREZ DEL CARPIO
NEW YORK - The United States economy added fewer employees than expected in August, the jobless rate rose and wages climbed less than forecast, in a break from otherwise solid progress in the labor market. Highlights of Employment (August) Nonfarm  payrolls rose 156,00 (est. 180,000); June-July revisions subtracted 41,000 jobs Unemployment  rate, derived from separate survey…

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