|Credit: Calculated Risk|
The chemical manufacturing subsector lost 1,800 jobs, down to 793,300 people employed.
The unemployment rate for non-high school diploma holders was down 0.8% to 9.8%. The unemployment rate for college degree holders was down 0.1% to 3.3%.
The media this morning has rightly focused on the disappointing payroll numbers -- I think that's fair. Also, the labor force participation rate was down 0.2% to 62.8%. That's not good, either. All in all, a disappointing report. Hopefully, we will leave that behind with the new year.
Thanks, as always, to Calculated Risk for the graph.