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:
2. Here's the breakdown of government and private employment:
3. Here are four different ways the Bureau of Labor Statistics calculates unemployment:
4. Here's the change in employment by education:
5. And here's unemployment by education: