The complete US jobs report in two simple charts

March 8, 2013
March 8, 2013

The US economy added 236,000 jobs in February, beating expectations, and the unemployment rate fell to 7.7%, its lowest level since December 2008. Here’s the breakdown of employment status for all Americans age 16 and above:

overall employment breakdown

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

jobs by industry

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