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The Blowout U.S. Jobs Report for April in Two Simple Charts

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Job seekers line up for a job fair at Columbia-Greene Community College in Hudson, N.Y. Job seekers line up for a job fair at Columbia-Greene Community College in Hudson, N.Y. Mike Groll/AP

The U.S. 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: 

Reprinted with permission from Quartz. The original story can be found here.

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