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8.1 Percent

8:35 AM, Sep 7, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
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CNBC reports

Employment growth remained weak in August, with just 96,000 new positions created but the unemployment rate dropping to 8.1 percent, according to a report that raises the possibility of more Federal Reserve easing.

Despite hopes that job creation would be better than expected, the monthly report fell short of economist expectations that 125,000 jobs were added for the month.

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