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August Job Growth Solid

Employers created 169,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate fell unexpectedly to 4.9 percent, its lowest since August 2001.


While August’s job-creation tally fell slightly short of the 190,000 gain expected by Wall Street, job growth in June and July was stronger than previously thought, the Labor Department said on Friday, bumping up its tally for those two months by a combined 44,000.


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