Where are the jobs?

The recession and financial crisis had a great toll on workers, leading employers to shed jobs by the millions. While the economy is expanding again, jobs are being added slowly and unevenly.
See which sectors are adding jobs and which are still in bad shape:

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NOTE: June and July 2011 data are preliminary. SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics.
GRAPHIC: Kat Downs, Neil Irwin and Alicia Parlapiano - The Washington Post.
Published May 20, 2011 and updated Aug. 31, 2011. Download a PDF of the version that ran in the paper here.


Unemployment by county

Unemployment map

Use this graphic to explore how the unemployment rate around the country has changed over the past three years.