Despite Thousands of New Hires US Unemployment Rises

163,000 hired by companies in July while the unemployment rate increased from 8.2 percent to 8.3 percent.


US firms hired an extra 163,000 workers in July according to official figures, beating economists' forecasts.

The unemployment rate rose from 8.2% to 8.3% last month as more people re-entered the workforce but failed to find a job.

The US Department of Labor also said 6,000 fewer jobs were created in May and June than first estimated.