The April Jobs Report in 2 Simple Charts

With April's good report (and positive revisions to past months' reports), the economy bravely drove through sequester's headwinds

The US economy added 165,000 jobs in April, beating expectations, and the unemployment rate dropped slightly to 7.5%. Here's the breakdown of employment status for all Americans age 16 and above:

April employment overview

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

April employment by industry

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Ritchie S. King is a reporter and visual journalist at Quartz, focusing on infographics and interactive features.

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