The great game to play with the monthly job reports is to figure out how many jobs the economy needs to be creating to cover population growth, then add up all the jobs lost in the last 4 years then subtract by all the "jobs created" and find the magical number you are left with. This game is especially great b/c you dont have to play with things like median income, benefits, union membership, pensions or career potential.
Everyone is cheerleading this economy on. We are now globalized and all the neo-liberal wet dreams are coming up not that wet or dreamy. How else can you spin a broke dick economy but to say look at all we have created, rather then to say look at all you have lost.