U.S. hiring slows to 151,000 jobs in August; Fed hike less likely.
Tens of millions of workers demand higher wages nationwide.
But weekly jobless aid requests stay below 300,000 for 78 straight weeks.
Private hiring steady, home sales surging.
A small but growing number of restaurants are following new model.
City has led the nation on mandating worker benefits.
Households more upbeat about the labor market.
Available positions include food servers, bartenders, hosts, and service support roles.
The deceleration in July is likely to be followed by stronger spending increases in coming months.
Unemployment Compensation Reform Joint Committee says solution lies in balance.