These charts really show the strength of the just-released US jobs report

June was another solid month for US jobs, with the just-released monthly report showing 195,000 new jobs created. The unemployment rate stood pat at 7.6% as more people poured into the labor market. Here’s a look at a few key details.

Participation is picking up, as the improving labor market coaxes people back into the workforce.

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Wages are creeping up. This will go a long way toward maintaining the all-important US consumer spending, especially with gas prices staying low.

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Revisions have made previous jobs reports much stronger than first reported.


A positive feedback loop seems to be taking hold in the crucial automotive sector. With sales booming, dealers are staffing up.

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Construction employment rose by a nice 13,000 in June.

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