5 Charts on July's Jobs Report

The economy created 162,000 jobs in July. That was a bit below expectations. Dow Jones 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:


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, author's calculations.

2. Here's the breakdown of government and private employment:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics.

3. Here are four different ways the Bureau of Labor Statistics calculates unemployment: 

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics.

4. Here's the change in employment by education:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics.

5. And here's unemployment by education:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics.

If you're interested in more on the economy, check out my report, "Everything You Need to Know About the National Debt." It walks you through with step-by-step explanations about how the government spends your money, where it gets tax revenue from, the future of spending, and what a $16 trillion debt means for our future. Click here to read it. 

The article 5 Charts on July's Jobs Report originally appeared on Fool.com.

Fool contributor Morgan Housel has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

Copyright © 1995 - 2013 The Motley Fool, LLC. All rights reserved. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.


Increase your money and finance knowledge from home

Socially Responsible Investing

Invest in companies with a conscience.

View Course »

Goal Setting

Want to succeed? Then you need goals!

View Course »

Add a Comment

*0 / 3000 Character Maximum