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U.S. Unemployment Rate Drops to 7.3 Percent

September 6, 2013

The unemployment rate in the United States dropped 0.1 percentage points to 7.3 per cent in August, according to the government's monthly survey of households released on Friday.

The rate was 8.1 per cent a year earlier. The economy added 169,000 jobs in August, most of them in the retail trade and health care branches.

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Source: Copyright Deutsche Presse-Agentur 2013.

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