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The surprisingly great US jobs report for October in two simple charts

The US economy added 204,000 jobs in October, blowing away expectations, though the unemployment rate rose 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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