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U.S. employers add 162,000 jobs; rate falls to 7.4 percent

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WASHINGTON — U.S. employers added 162,000 jobs in July, a modest increase and the fewest since March. The gain was still enough to help lower the unemployment rate to a 4 1/2-year low of 7.4 percent, a hopeful sign in an otherwise lackluster report.

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