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 , according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It was more than economists expected. down to 9.1%
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.