What You Should Know About the August Unemployment Numbers

The strong and steady recovery of the U.S. economy continued last month, with the addition of 173,000 new jobs.  The Department of Labor (DOL) reported that August was the 66th consecutive month of private sector job growth with private employers having now created 13.1 million jobs since the beginning of 2010.  The DOL’s blog explains other important aspects of the August unemployment numbers.