The number of people employed in the chemical manufacturing subsector was 817,100, up 2,100 positions from December's 815,000. I expect this number to trend down as the Dow/DuPont layoffs kick in, as well as all the various oil company perturbations (although that will likely be recorded in the petroleum and coal products subsector.)
The unemployment rate for college graduates, age 25 and up has been flat for a while at 2.5%. The unemployment rate for non-high school graduates, by comparison, is 7.4%, up from December's 6.7%. If we are to have a bagel this year, I suspect we'll see that show up in the non-high school graduate numbers first.
Also, wage news: "Over the year, average hourly earnings have risen by 2.5 percent. In January, average hourly earnings of private-sector production and nonsupervisory employees rose by 6 cents to $21.33." I hope that's good news.