January’s Jobs Report, in Two Simple Charts

Job seekers line up to enter a job fair at the Alameda County Office of Education on April 24, 2013 in Hayward, California. Over 100 job seekers attended the annual education job fair hosted by the Alameda County Office of Education where 200 jobs were available ranging from teachers to IT professionals.
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Ritchie King, Quartz
Feb. 7, 2014, 6:17 a.m.

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:

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


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