Staying Positive Is Key As Job Market Heats Up In July

By Jeremy Greenfield and Kyle Stock, Special to AOL Jobs

As heat waves blazed through the nation in July, the job economy warmed up a bit too, adding 117,000 non-farm jobs and bringing the unemployment rate down to 9.1%, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It was more than economists expected.

The private sector alone added 154,000 jobs and unemployment ticked down from 9.2% in June. Economists had forecast a gain of 75,000 jobs and no change in the jobless rate.