The U.S. lost 54,000 jobs in August, the effect of jobs lost at the end of the U.S. Census period, according to a Friday report from the Department of Labor.
While the private sector did add 67,000 jobs in August, government employment losses resulted in a stagnant unemployment rate of 9.6 percent.
The number of unemployed in the United States remains at 14.9 million.
The latest employment data for the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington area is from July. The U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics said the number of jobs in D-FW grew by 31,300 that month.