A monthly expansion in the size of the mortgage broker workforce wasn’t enough to push mortgage headcount higher. In the overall job market, employers filled more positions last month.

At the end of August, there were 149,279,000 nonfarm employees on the payrolls of U.S. businesses and organizations, according to data released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

That worked out to 201,000 more employed people than one month earlier. Growth in national staffing increased from July, when a downwardly revised 147,000 jobs were added to nonfarm payrolls.


Source: Mortgage Daily