Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Good news on the jobs front
Two bits of good news in the last 4 days. First the January jobs report was the best since April, with the economy notching a net of 243k new positions. Unemployment fell to 8.3 percent, the lowest since February 2009. Sectors showing the largest gains: health services, professional and business services, and manufacturing. Construction is still flat. The other bit of good news: job postings from employers are up.