Saturday, May 7, 2011
Finally, Some Job Growth
Friday's unemployment numbers were undeniably good news, even though the headline unemployment rate increased from 8.8 percent to 9.0 percent. The important news is not the unemployment rate but the number of new jobs created in the private sector of the economy. That number, nearly 300,000 after including revisions to earlier reports, is a very, very good number. Lets hope future months continue at that pace. Such growth would make my forecasts too pessimistic, but, heck, I've been wrong many times before. Lets hope that this month is the start of something big.