In the United States, nearly 1.8 million jobs were added in July. As a result, the pace of the economic recovery compared to June will slow down, the US Department of Labor announced on Friday.

A month earlier, job growth was at a record high of 4.8 million. The number of new jobs in July was higher than many experts expected.

The large amount of new corona infections is thought to be a major cause of the weakened recovery. Employers would therefore be more cautious about hiring new staff. Nearly 4.8 million infections have now been detected in the US.

Unemployment fell to 10.2 percent in July. In April, in the midst of the corona crisis, unemployment in the US was nearly 15 percent.

Just before the corona crisis, the unemployment rate in the US was approximately 4 percent.