US added 163,000 jobs in July; unemployment rate ticks up to 8.3 percent

by Peter Whoriskey

The United States added 163,000 jobs in July but the monthly unemployment rate nonetheless inched up to 8.3, a contradictory pair of figures that illustrate the muddled state of the economy.

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