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The complete US jobs report for December in two simple charts

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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:

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

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