But economists have long said that monthly job growth needs to be in the 300,000 range, to really help boost overall growth, and get people back into the labor force.
Average hourly earnings changed little in the last month, ticking up 3 cents, following an increase of 9 cents in July.
"Over the past 12 months, average hourly earnings have increased by 65 cents, or 2.5 percent," the report added.
In Congress, Republicans said the jobs report showed the need for tax reform that can boost economic growth.
"Working together with President Trump and our colleagues in the House and Senate, I’m confident we can deliver pro-growth tax reform this year that improves the lives of all Americans," said Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX), who is charge of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee.
While the President has spoken out on the need for action on tax reform, the future of that effort remains cloudy in the Congress, which has struggled to deal with major legislation on Mr. Trump's agenda.
Brady's statement on Friday morning was a rare one from Republicans on the jobs report, as GOP lawmakers - who a year ago were quick to demand greater job creation from the Obama Administration - were mainly silent about the latest figures from the Trump Administration.