The national unemployment rate held at 9.1 percent as the U.S. economy added no new jobs during the month of August, according to figures released Friday by the U.S. Department of Labor. Analysts were expecting some semblance of job growth in the highly anticipated report, although forecasts were all over the map, from as high as 93,000 new jobs to as low as 16,000 and everywhere in between – representative of just how disjointed the economy itself has become in recent months.
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