The unemployment rate, meanwhile, rose a tick to 4.4% from 4.3%.
The economy created 156,000 new jobs in August, a lighter than expected increase but still plenty enough to keep the US growing at a steady clip and give out-of-work Americans more hope.
"Over the past 12 months, average hourly earnings have increased by 65 cents, or 2.5 percent", the report added.
The report comes as southeast Texas begins recovery efforts following historic flooding from Hurricane Harvey, but the BLS said the hurricane had no discernible effect on the employment and unemployment data for August.
The economy has grown at a subpar annual pace of 2.1 percent during the first six months of 2017.
Inflation is low. Consumer spending in July rose at its fastest pace in three months.
August's underemployment rate (the U-6 unemployment rate), which includes those out of work and those working part-time but who would like to have full-time work, stood at 8.6%, unchanged from July.
July's strong jobs report also revised down slightly, with nonfarm payrolls rising by 189,000 during the month, below the 209,000 that was initially reported by the BLS.
Overall, hiring this year has averaged 176,000 a month, close to 2016's average of 187,000.
The report was something of a disappointment, as investors and economists had been looking for job growth in the 180,000 to 190,000 range. The labor force is growing at most by 100,000 per month, or half the growth in jobs.
"With the survey evidence still strong and third-quarter economic growth on course for another decent gain after the second, there is no reason to believe that the modest drop-off in employment growth is the start of a more serious downturn", said Paul Ashworth, chief United States economist at Capital Economics.
The leading source of job growth was in manufacturing, which added 36,000 jobs.
Employment in the fields of construction, professional and trade services, mining and health care each rose in August, continuing a five-month trend.
But increased consumer sentiment failed to increase retail hiring. Retailers hired just 800 workers.
Adding to it, he said, "I don't know about others, but whenever I have done a multi-starrer, my character has always stood out". Chandan Prabhakar, comedian Bharti Singh and her fiance Harsh Limbachiyaa, Kiku Sharda are now part of Kapil's show.
A crucial factor to consider is uncertainty - since the extent of disruption to the energy industry is still being assessed. Analysts are predicting prices will actually go down in Vancouver and on Vancouver Island by about the same amount.
However, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network says Rubin could be on his way out of Seattle, with Denver being the likeliest landing spot. Kearse was a polarizing figure among fans but one of the most consistent wide receivers during Pete Carroll's tenure in Seattle.
Customers will be able to claim their coins simply by scanning their receipt using the Burger King apps on their smartphones. According to the forecasts, cryptocurrency will increase exponentially in value.
Tropical Storm Harvey , which has now been downgraded from a hurricane, hit oil refiners harder than crude producers. But in early afternoon trade in Asia Tuesday, WTI edged up 22 cents to $46.79 while Brent added 17 cents to $52.06.
I wish I could answer your question, but it's not something I have visibility on in the role that I play in this organization. GoFundMe has a special page for Hurricane Harvey pleas for charities , individuals and families.
Trump's immigration policies have sparked protests both inside the United States and overseas since he took office in January. The researchers narrowed in on 5,653 mothers born just before and after the cutoff date for DACA eligibility.
Cincinnati snapped a 14-game losing streak to NY dating to 2014 and an eight-game head-to-head skid at Great American Ball Park. The Red Sox have had speed, but Davis led the league in stolen bases last season, and he's stolen more than 40 bases five times.
Escambia's two confirmed West Nile cases in 2016 were in August and September, when temperatures were high and rain was plentiful. Health officials say tests also detected the virus in the blood of five MI blood donors this year.
The newspaper is well known for having close ties with Krychowiak, and they claim to have been in touch with his representative. The left-back has agreed a four-year-contract, and became West Brom's fifth signing of the summer earlier on Wednesday.
The business associate bragged about his ties to Vladimir Putin and suggested he would get Putin's team to "buy in" to the deal. In another email, Sater envisioned a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Moscow.
Offaly people can now avail of €6500 scrappage for old cars
Drivers can net up to £4,000 off a new Toyota until December 31 - as long as they've owned their current vehicle for six months. TOYOTA has launched its own scrappage scheme to mirror rivals offering thousands off new models if they ditch their dirty cars.
9000 flood victims sheltered at Houston Convention Center
With the water still high in places and many hard-hit areas still inaccessible, those numbers seemed certain to increase. In Houston , pastor and author Joel Osteen was widely criticized for not offering his megachurch as a shelter.
DEADLINE DAY: FC Barcelona not interested in Riyad Mahrez
Roma made a push to sign the winger earlier this summer, but despite making multiple bids, could not agree a deal with Leicester. And with a host of clubs interested, Mahrez looks finally set to get his dream move away from the King Power.
Missing Mumbai doctor's body found in drain near seashore
In a tragic turn of events, the 59-year-old was confirmed dead earlier this morning after his body was found near Worli. He added that 15 officers and the fire brigade team found an umbrella caught at the mouth of the open manhole.
Monaco bring in Jovetic as Mbappé replacement
Monaco boss Leonardo Jardim has stated that while Kylian Mbappe is a Monaco player for now, that may not be the case soon. FFP rules stipulate that clubs can not post losses of more than €30 million over the three-year period to 2018.