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April's Strong U.S. Jobs Report in Two Charts

The U.S. economy added 288,000 jobs in April and the unemployment rate dropped to 6.3 percent.

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May 2, 2014

The US economy added 288,000 jobs in April, exceeding expectations. The unemployment rate fell to 6.3%, a five-and-a-half year low. Here's the breakdown of employment status for all Americans age 16 and above:

Here's what job creation and loss looked like in various industries last month:

 

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