The weak headline jobs number gets a little bit worse after revisions, with August's 209K jobs gain revised higher by 3K, but July's 298K gain adjusted lower by 31K.
The average workweek of 34.5 hours was unchanged for the sixth straight month. Average hourly earnings of $24.53 was up $0.06 in August, and up 2.1% on a Y/Y basis.
The labor force participation rate of 62.8% fell from 62.9% in July. A year ago, it was 63.2%. Total not in labor force of 91.8M vs. 90M one year ago.
The broader U-6 unemployment rate slipped to 12% from 12.2% in July. One year ago it was 13.6%.
Lower ahead of the report, S&P 500 (NYSEARCA:SPY) futures have bounced back to flat, and the 10-year Treasury yield dives lower, now off six basis points to 2.39%.
Also lower ahead of the number, gold (NYSEARCA:GLD) is now ahead by 0.3%.
The dollar (NYSEARCA:UUP) is bouncing around, but little-changed on the session.