The U.S. unemployment rate dropped last month as the economy added about 1.8 million jobs, according to the U.S. Labor Department.
The rate dropped from 11.1% in June to 10.2% in July. However, July's job growth was much lower than June, when 4.8 million jobs were added.
The report comes as Congress is debating what to do about the $600-per-week federal unemployment benefits that expired at the end of last month.
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