|August was a weak month of hiring with just 96,000 new jobs created. While many industries added jobs, they largely came in low-paying fields.|
|For example, the hospitality industry _ which is mainly restaurants and hotels _ led all categories with 34,000 new jobs. Retailers added 6,100.|
|On the other hand, manufacturing jobs, which usually pay above-average wages, fell by 15,000. It was the biggest monthly drop in two years. The mining and logging industry, which includes oil and gas drilling, shed 2,000 jobs.|
|The economy typically creates more lower-paying jobs when unemployment is high, economists say. That's because those who are unemployed are desperate and willing to fill those positions.|
|Here's a look at the jobs added or lost in each major industry category:|
|Industry August 2012 July 2012|
|Construction 1,000 0|
|Manufacturing -15,000 23,000|
|Retail 6,100 -1,800|
|Transportation, warehousing 5,700 10,600|
|Information (telecom, publishing) 3,000 8,000|
|Financial services 7,000 -2,000|
|Professional services (legal, engineering, temp help) 28,000 47,000|
|Education and health 22,000 38,000|
|Hotels, restaurants, entertainment 34,000 28,000|
|Government -7,000 -21,000|
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