Nonbank mortgage employment increased in August and July's dip was less than originally estimated, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Nondepository mortgage lenders and brokers added 1,500 employees to their payrolls in August, bringing total employment in the sector to 342,600 in August from 341,100 in July, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. The July number was revised up from 340,800.

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