'U.S. payrolls increased by 209,000 in July, a solid reading that extends the steadiest period of job creation since the end of the recession.
American employers now have added more than 200,000 jobs for six consecutive months, arguably the most impressive string of gains since 2006. The unemployment rate, which the Labor Department derives from a separate survey of households, rose to 6.2 per cent from 6.1 per cent in June.'
U.S. economy adds 209,000 jobs, unemployment rate rises to 6.2% - The Globe and Mail
The headline is, IMO, a mixed bag.
But if you look at the household survey, only 131,000 jobs were created in July.
And the prime 25-54 age group lost 142,000 jobs.
The Mercedes-McDonald's recovery marches on.