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The U.S. jobs machine still chugging along

Data: Bureau of Labor Statistics; Chart: Axios Visuals

The U.S. economy added 201,000 jobs in August and the unemployment rate held at 3.9%. Wage growth accelerated to 2.9%. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg forecast 191,000 new jobs and the unemployment rate falling to 3.8%.

Bottom line: The U.S. economy's longest-ever streak of job growth continues. Former Obama administration economist Jason Furman said on Twitter it's "remarkable" job growth has remained so strong for so long.

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