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Wall Street Jobs Plunge as Profits Soar: CHART OF THE DAY

Finding work on Wall Street is getting tougher as algorithms replace traders.

The CHART OF THE DAY shows the number of people employed in New York City in “securities and commodities contracts intermediation and brokerage,” which includes investment banking and securities dealing, fell to about 101,200 in March, a decline of more than 30 percent from the peak in December 2000 and the fewest in Bureau of Labor records dating to 1990.