Slightly fewer jobs created than expected in July in the United States

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The US economy created 1.8 million jobs in July, slightly less than expected and far fewer than in June, as the rebound in activity was slowed by the resurgence of the virus in a large part of the country , the Labor Department said on Friday.

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Analysts expected 2 million jobs created in July. The month of June had recorded a record, with 4.8 million job creations.

The unemployment rate for July fell a little more than expected, and stood at 10.2% when analysts were expecting 10.5%. In June, it was 11.1%.

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