The May Jobs Report in Six Charts

A quick overview of today's numbers.

The economy got some good news today, with a strong Nonfarm Payrolls report for the month of May. Here's a quick rundown of the most important numbers from Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The U.S. economy added 280,000 jobs last month, beating forecasts with a big improvement over April.

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However, the unemployment rate did tick back up to 5.5 percent.

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But the Labor Force Participation Rate also ticked up, so that's good news.

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Average hourly earnings also saw a slight gain. They were up 0.3 percent, another improvement over April's 0.1 percent.

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And in yet another slice of good news, the number of long-term unemployed people dipped once gain, down to 28.6 from 29.0 percent.

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Finally, here's another break down of the NFP number by industry, since the start of 2008.

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