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CUNA and NAFCU economists said Friday’s weak jobs report reflects the impact the Delta variant is having on businesses as consumers again shy away from activities like eating out, and some people are unable or unwilling to work.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the nation gained 235,000 jobs in August after seasonal adjustments, down from 1.6 million a year earlier and 1.1 million in July, a number that was revised up from the 938,000 reported a month ago.

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