The U.S. economy added 209,000 non-farm payroll positions in July, according to today’s monthly employment report released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). This seasonally adjusted figure is 82,000 jobs less than a year before, when 291,000 jobs were added in July 2016, and 22,000 jobs less than last month’s upwardly revised addition of 231,000 jobs, but 209,000 jobs added is still high for an economy running at basically full employment still exceeds economists’ expectation of 180,000 jobs.