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5 Charts on July's Jobs Report

The economy created 162,000 jobs in July. That was a bit below expectations. Dow Jones (DJINDICES: ^DJI  ) futures had been up this morning, but stocks fell after the report was released. 

Friends don't let friends waste too much time on a number that will be revised at least seven times, but here are five charts that sum up the state of the jobs market.

1. Here's the big picture:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, author's calculations.

2. Here's the breakdown of government and private employment:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics.

3. Here are four different ways the Bureau of Labor Statistics calculates unemployment: 

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics.

4. Here's the change in employment by education:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics.

5. And here's unemployment by education:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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  • Report this Comment On August 02, 2013, at 8:25 PM, optimist911 wrote:

    Unemployment rate by "educaiton" (sic)? Sounds as though someone hasn't been "educaited" enough.

  • Report this Comment On August 02, 2013, at 8:31 PM, cmfhousel wrote:

    ^ I don't know. Is there a correlation between education and typos?

    Thanks for pointing it out.

  • Report this Comment On August 02, 2013, at 8:53 PM, stevews99 wrote:

    Morgan: Here is a link to 5 charts that are consumable by something other than robots. I'm sure Bambi appreciates your efforts;

  • Report this Comment On August 05, 2013, at 12:24 PM, SkepikI wrote:

    ^ Gee, thanks for that steve. well worth eyeballing.... BLS stats are very suspect in my view, and having been a "survey family" for CPI for about 5 years, I know more than the average drone about how they gather guesses, uhh I mean data....

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