Cheaper Oil Revs Up U.S. Jobs Engine

Better job numbers are a reminder that the U.S. economy is still tightly tied to cheap fossil fuels.

Drill, baby, drill.

Photographer: Brittany Sowacke/Bloomberg

After six years of grousing about mediocre jobs reports, we're finally in a solid stretch of decent employment growth. The economy gained 252,000 jobs last month, enough to keep up with population growth and make a little dent in the employment problem.

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