April Jobs report: Best gain in four years

April Jobs report: Best gain in four years

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29 Responses to “April Jobs report: Best gain in four years”


  1. 1 Caitlin K May 7, 2010 at 2:58 PM

    I hope that this drastic increase in job availability, over the course of only a month, is not a result of a short-term effect. It does not seem like this is stable enough to keep employment on the up and up.

  2. 2 Daniel Reddell May 7, 2010 at 11:31 PM

    I find it interesting that the article claims that even though the unemployment rate has increased, it is a sign of recovery. The article says that this is a result of an increased amount of people looking for jobs, which means that there are now more people counted as unemployed. Personally, I completely agree with this assertion. And I think that it’s good that people are looking at typically bad numbers in a positive light. It helps improve the public’s confidence, which is a main component of the economy’s recovery.

  3. 3 Alma Tenorio May 7, 2010 at 11:37 PM

    Another article letting us know that we’re almost in the clear. It is comforting to see these kinds of articles, but I must wonder just like everyone else, how long until we’re back to normal again? I do see the improvements in my surroundings. The economy here is based on hospitality and just today at work we had four new hires, and business was starting to boom. All these factors are at work to bring us back to equilibrium. The nice weather, money flow, new vintages comming out, all affect Napa’s money flow positively. Hopefully more is to come.

  4. 4 Ana Ahnen May 8, 2010 at 2:52 PM

    This is a positive thing, but how long will it last? I am afraid that this is a short-term effect, allowing us to slip back to where we were in the future. Although this may be true, it is something that can give the rest of the population hope. The numbers for unemployment are up, but this is almost like a light at the end of tunnel. Even if this is short term, it will help get the morale up, allowing people to be more motivated and go out there and try to improve our situation.

  5. 5 nicholas joy May 9, 2010 at 3:52 PM

    the article seemed hopeful but also a over coverage of a story by cnn. The 60 thousand job increase is great dont get me wrong but it is just one month, when markets fluctuate like they tend to do we can not get to much excitement after one good month hopefully its a sign for more to come.

  6. 6 ScottBilleci May 9, 2010 at 5:10 PM

    Defiantly this is a short term thing with the job market. Soon enough when the states are out of money again, taxes will hit the emoployers and workers will be out once more.
    In reality its good to see so many people back to work. I am curious if people are being hired back at the same or less of a salary than previously employed at…

  7. 7 Christopher Henderson May 9, 2010 at 8:24 PM

    So it hasn’t made a dent but it’s definitely an improvement. That’s 230k less unemployed Americans, which is what we are working at right? I’ve definitely seen the economy swinging around in my own job, my boss is finally feeling more comfortable about the idea of hiring again, which will be great, cause we can now maybe get a little time off. I have a job so it’s easy to be optimistic but I think everyone is being rather pessimistic, saying this is short term change and we will start losing jobs again. I don’t think that’s the case. But I guess we’ll have to wait til next quarter.

  8. 8 Mayra Flores May 9, 2010 at 8:58 PM

    It is great to see an increase of available jobs but like others that have commented I also ask myself how long will this last? In an ideal economy these changes will be long term and our economy would finally be in the clear once again but all we can do is wait and see where these changes take us.

  9. 9 Nick Baumann May 10, 2010 at 4:15 PM

    An increase of available jobs will hopefully benefit the economy in two ways. First, those new jobs will eventually help reduce the unemployment rate when they are all filled. And when more people are earning money again, more people will be spending money again, which could speed up recovery. Second, this report should give people hope that we are in an upswing and cause already employed people to be less stringent with their spending. When people think the economy is getting better, they start spending again and they actually help it get better quicker. Maybe this report will create some of the confidence we American need to spend again.

  10. 10 Britt Rockseth May 10, 2010 at 7:19 PM

    Our state of the economy has worn down the people that were able to keep their jobs, and now there is light at the end of the tunnel for people who have not been able to find a job. I have seen a difference in at my work in the hospitality industry, people are worn down and the company has decided to hire new people, but we are careful or who we chose, we have to do a lot of homework on our canidate because hiring and traingin is expensive and the economy is not back in full swing to be hiring just to be hiring.

  11. 11 Jesus Zavala May 11, 2010 at 7:35 AM

    It is good to know that the economy is beginning to create more jobs. Even though roughly about 66,000 of those jobs were related to census workers, it shows that jobs can be created. I can also see why even though new jobs were created, the unemployment rate rose. This was due to discouraged workers who once again are looking for jobs. This might be helpful in the long run.

  12. 12 Joey V May 11, 2010 at 8:12 PM

    It is good to see that more jobs are being created and are available to thousdans of people. Personally I know many people who were affected by this and it was quite devastating to see. Now that companies realized that they need workers to make products, the labor force is increasing. The more people with jobs, the more money they have to buy products which increases the need of production. It’s a cycle. Other benefits include a lower unemployment rate and more encouraged workers. With the increase constant and growing for four months straight it is a very promising thing to see for our economy and hopefuly it can remain that way in the long run.

  13. 13 Michael Lavery May 12, 2010 at 12:47 PM

    It is great news to see 290,000 jobs being created, but as the article points out, this is but a little dent in the 8 million jobs lost in the past two years. Rome wasn’t built in a day and it will take many more months like that to get back to where we were. What is interesting is the Republican response to Obama’s stimulus. Republicans seem to think that the market has the answer for everything. In their view, the market got us into this mess and it will get us out. This kind of logic sounds great to the CEOs and wealthy businessmen across the country, but doesn’t register with the 9.9% unemployed. What America needs now more than ever is cooperation in Washington.

  14. 14 Meaghan Madgett May 12, 2010 at 3:09 PM

    It is amazing that new jobs are being created for our citizens of the United States. Personally I know many people who have been affected by this horrible economic downfall in the past few years and it is great to see it turn around! This also has made the Unemployment rate to lower and hopefully it will decrease over time more and more. It is awesome to see this turn around for our country

  15. 15 Nick Pasquale May 14, 2010 at 9:53 PM

    Hopefully the increase in jobs is a sign that the economy is getting stronger. Hopefull this is long-term and not just short-term. It seems like it is going to be good because there has been jobs added in five of the past six weeks, which is very good.

  16. 16 Nhi Ho May 15, 2010 at 7:35 PM

    I am both surprise and happy to know that our economy is doing better. There was a gain of 290,000 jobs in the month, which is a huge number. Still, we are far away from recovery because of 8 million job loss in the last two years. However, this is good improvement, at least we’re making progress instead of stopping. Recovery takes time. Hopefully, we will keep moving forward every month in employments.

  17. 17 Matthew J May 16, 2010 at 1:59 PM

    It’s great to see lost of jobs being created, but with how many have been lost over the last couple years, it is only a small dent in lowering the unemployment rate. The economy is slowly improving and the US is starting to not be looked at as a jobless place to be.

  18. 18 Chris Hirst May 16, 2010 at 2:36 PM

    Its about time that something show a little light at the end of the tunnle. Even though the market had been back up on points for a while now, thats only a paper recover to a down economy. This kind of increase in jobs can only come from an increase in demand for the goods that those fields produce. Money is starting to move again.

  19. 19 Erik Ramussen May 16, 2010 at 4:41 PM

    It’s good to see that more people are starting to get back into the workforce, but its still far from resolved. Compared to the 8 million jobs that were lost, 290,000 jobs given back makes it h ardly even. Even though this progress is slow, hopefully it speeds up as the economy improves.

  20. 20 Justin Castro May 16, 2010 at 8:26 PM

    I am so glad to see the number of available jobs increase. Although this is clearly a positive for the country, there is no guarantee on how long it will last. I would love to see these changes continue in the long run, and for the U.S. economy to return to normal, but this is most likely not the case. It is up to the government officials to get us out of this mess, and it is up to us as citizens to let them do their job and invest our money the smartest way we can.

  21. 21 John Temple May 17, 2010 at 12:04 AM

    It’s good to see a rise in the amount of jobs created. This is a step in the right direction, however, there will need to be a lot more steps in this direction in order for any significant changes to be made. As new technologies are developed I foresee new job markets opening up. Biotechnology is a relatively new job market that always seems to have job openings. As old jobs are phased out, we need to create new jobs to take their place.

  22. 22 Miles Atkinson May 17, 2010 at 12:44 AM

    Although people it is a small increment, this is still an improvement. Although it may take awhile to recover from the number of unemployed in the past couple of years, hopefully this improvement will have some positive effects to the economy.

  23. 23 Ibrahim Jamil May 17, 2010 at 10:54 AM

    Any sign of improvement is most welcome at this point of time. Employment is a huge issue and it is nice to see positive numbers again. Hope this upward trend continuous

  24. 24 amos mccray-goldsmith May 17, 2010 at 1:38 PM

    the chart itself tells a lot about what is happening. their is a clear increase in the creation of jobs that has finally taken us out of the red and into the good blue zone. and while this is only a minor dent in that millions of jobs that were lost, it is the first step in the right direction, and hopefully it will be what leads us back to stability.

  25. 25 Jamie B May 17, 2010 at 2:14 PM

    Its great news for the individuals that are able to get a job and rejoin the workforce. Its hard to think about the frustrated unemployed who still can not find a job. For every new employee hired there were a number of candidates that were rejected. Of course there will always be unemployment, but too many capable american workers are waiting to get a job opportunity. I’m not saying that the increase in jobs available is bad, of course its good news, but there is still a long way for us to go.

  26. 26 kelsea Jimenez May 18, 2010 at 9:04 AM

    People that say our economy is not on the road to recovery should do a little more research. With the increase in our imports and exports and more jobs being open for people are such good signs that our economy is slowly, but surely recovering from the recession. Even though, our economy is not back into full swing doesn’t mean people are loosing hope. This also means that people are spending more which is another sign that people are feeling better about their income and it gives people more of an incentive to keep spending because jobs generate an income and people can afford to buy luxuries in addition to necessities. Our economy is finally on a path to recovery.

  27. 27 Kyle Barraclough May 18, 2010 at 1:19 PM

    This article makes a compelling argument explaining that the increase in the unemployment rate is a sign of recovery. It explains this is a result of more people looking for jobs leading to more people being labeled as unemployed, however, if more people are looking for jobs and being labeled as unemployed I am not sure I agree with the opinion we are “improving.” I agree this is a good sign because more people are attempting to improve their lives but the unemployment rate continues to rise meaning we have no yet improved anything.

  28. 28 Alex Plascencia May 18, 2010 at 10:46 PM

    While it is good to view the rising unemployment rate as apositive putcome in recent months it does not solve the problem. With more people being laid off the economy will not produce efficient GDP to sustain the weak economic status of the country

  29. 29 Blanca Cerda May 19, 2010 at 12:15 AM

    This is good to know that more jobs are becoming available to thousands of people. Like many others have said though, just because this is happening now, how do we know it will last a long time?


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