- Second month in a row sees more than 200,000 jobs added
- Unemployment rate falls to 4.3%, a 16-year low
The US economy added 209,000 new jobs in July – the second month in a row of 200,000-plus jobs growth. The unemployment rate fell to 4.3%, a 16-year low.
Economists had forecast the US would add 180,000 jobs in July, in line with the average monthly gain for the last six months.