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Economy

January's Jobs Report, in Two Simple Charts

The US economy added 113,000 jobs in January, falling short of expectations. The unemployment rate dropped to 6.6%. Here’s the breakdown of employment status for all Americans age 16 and above:

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

Jobs-by-sector-Jan14

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