The April Jobs Report in 2 Simple Charts

By Ritchie King

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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