The U.S. added just 169,000 new jobs in August, missing analyst expectations.
The employment rate dropped to 7.3% from 7.4% in July. But that was largely thanks to the continuing decline in labour force participation.
As back-to-school season got underway, the U.S. gained in retail trade employment (+44,000 jobs) and education and health services (+43,000), according the Bureau of Labour Statistics new report.
In the report, the BLS breaks down the state of American jobs sector by sector. We have the charts for you.