The news this week is that employment 1) didn’t go up by as much as expected, or 2) as much as it has the previous few months. I don’t know if I’d worry about this too much — this is notoriously noisy data.
This graphic appeared in The Wall Street Journal as part of an April 7 article entitled “U.S. Labor Market Slows Its Stride”. It’s not amazing, but it does cover some of the other divisions of the labor force that compose those 6 different versions of the unemployment rate we covered about 2 months ago.
There was also a sidebar to the main article entitled “Sorting Fact From Fiction About How the Jobs Numbers Are Calculated” which provided FAQ answers that I found interested.