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Behind The Latest Jobs Report That Added 255,000 Jobs To The Economy02:33
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A now hiring sign is seen in the window of a business on April 1, 2016 in Miami, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
A now hiring sign is seen in the window of a business on April 1, 2016 in Miami, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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The U.S. added 255,000 jobs last month, much higher than the expected 180,000.

As the unemployment rate remains at 4.9 percent — nearly full employment — Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with NPR senior business editor Marilyn Geewax about the reasons behind the bump, who is hiring and what wages look like now.

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Marilyn Geewax, NPR senior business editor. She tweets @geewaxnpr.

This segment aired on August 5, 2016.

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