The Complete US Jobs Report for July in Two Big Charts

Steady, unspectacular growth continues, and low-income jobs lead the way
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The US economy added 162,000 jobs in July, falling short of expectations, and the unemployment rate fell to 7.4%. Here's the breakdown of employment status for all Americans age 16 and above:

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

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Derek Thompson is a senior editor at The Atlantic, where he writes about economics, labor markets, and the entertainment business.

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