The complete US jobs report for January in two simple charts

February 1, 2013
February 1, 2013

The US economy added 157,000 jobs in January, meeting expectations, and the unemployment rate rose to 7.9%. Here’s the breakdown of employment status for all Americans age 16 and above:

Employment overview Jan. 2013

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

Jan. jobs by sector 2013

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