NOEL KING, HOST:
There are some fresh signs that the U.S. economy is slowing in the monthly jobs report out this morning from the Labor Department. Employers added only 130,000 jobs in August. Now, that's less than forecasters had expected, and it's a sharp slowdown from where we were this time last year. NPR's Scott Horsley is with me now in studio.
SCOTT HORSLEY, BYLINE: Good to be with you, Noel.
KING: So this report comes at the end of a week where there were some mixed signals about the economy. What do we think it's telling us?