A Better Way To Think About The Jobs Numbers by FiveThirtyEight

The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ monthly jobs report is an important measure of our economy’s health. But much of the news coverage overestimates the importance of early numbers that are subject to change. We created a visual explainer to help readers understand the limitations and context of the monthly job reports. It updates every month with the latest report, so it can serve as a consistent counterpart to the news of the day.