Companies in U.S. Add 67,000 Jobs, Jobless Rate at 9.6%

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Sept. 3 (Bloomberg) -- Companies in the U.S. added more jobs than forecast in August, as private payrolls that exclude government agencies climbed 67,000, after a revised 107,000 increase in July that was more than initially estimated, Labor Department figures showed today. Overall employment fell 54,000 for a second month and the unemployment rate rose to 9.6 percent as more people entered the labor force. Bloomberg's Peter Cook reports. (Source: Bloomberg)

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