Comments for: U.S. adds disappointing 96,000 jobs; August unemployment rate at 8.1 percent

Posted Sept. 07, 2012, at 9:16 p.m.

WASHINGTON — In a broadly disappointing economic report, U.S. employers added a smaller-than-expected 96,000 jobs in August as manufacturers cut back their payrolls and government continued to shed workers. Moreover, the Labor Department revised lower the job-growth numbers estimated for July and June. The Labor Department said the jobless rate …

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