Friday, February 7, 2014

Unemployment rate down 0.1% to 6.6%, 113,000 new non-farm payroll jobs created.

Credit: Calculated Risk

Fresh electrons from the Bureau of Labor Statistics: in January, there were 113,000 new non-farm payroll jobs created. The unemployment rate went down 0.1% to 6.6%. The broader U6 measurement of unemployment was down 0.4% to 12.7%. 
Chemical manufacturing employment was up 1,200 to 796,100 positions.
Unemployment for college degree holders was down 0.1% to 3.2%; unemployment for those without high school degrees was down 0.2% to 9.6%. 
Thanks, as always, for the graph to Calculated Risk. 

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