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The blowout US jobs report for April in two simple charts

  • Nikhil Sonnad
By Nikhil Sonnad

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The US economy added 288,000 jobs in April, exceeding expectations. The unemployment rate fell to 6.3%, a five-and-a-half year low. 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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