Friday, April 02, 2010

Employment Figures
The economy added 162,000 net new jobs in March.  I think this is good news, even if about a quarter of the jobs are temporary Census hires.  I like the look of the chart below, stolen from

It shows employment trending in the right direction.  The unemployment rate stayed at 9.7%, reflecting in part more people who'd been out of the work force coming back looking for work.  The link above to FiveThirtyEight has more in depth analysis of today's report.

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