Private sector adds 91,000 jobs in August: report

Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The pace of U.S. private sector job growth slowed in August for the second month in a row with employers adding 91,000 positions, a report by a payrolls processor showed on Wednesday.

Economists surveyed by Reuters had forecast the report would show a gain of 100,000 jobs. July's private payrolls were revised down to an increase of 109,000 from the previously reported 114,000.

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(Reporting by Leah Schnurr; Editing by Padraic Cassidy)

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