Snapshot

The uninspiring US jobs report for August in two simple charts

September 6, 2013
September 6, 2013

The US economy added 169,000 jobs in August, falling just short of expectations, and the unemployment rate fell to 7.3%. 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:

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