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The complete US jobs report for December in two simple charts

The US economy added 74,000 jobs in December, falling well short of expectations (and the lowest increase in three years). The unemployment rate dropped to 6.7%, the result of a decrease in workforce participation. 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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