Payrolls Rise 162,000; Jobless Rate Falls to 7.4%

Aug. 2 (Bloomberg) -- Employers added fewer workers than anticipated in July even as the U.S. jobless rate dropped to 7.4 percent, indicating uneven progress in the labor market. The 162,000 increase in payrolls last month was the smallest in four months and followed a revised 188,000 rise in June that was less than initially estimated, Labor Department figures showed today in Washington. Peter Cook reports on Bloomberg Television's "In the Loop." Source: Bloomberg)
Fed: 11 Districts Report Modest Growth
11:17 - The U.S. economy expanded across most regions and industries in July and August, a Federal Reserve report showed. Bloomberg's Phil Mattingly reports on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)
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