From Relief To Despair: Varying Views Of Jobs Data

employment data views
employment data views

By Paul Wiseman


WASHINGTON (AP) -- Month by month, the U.S. job market is regaining its health.

So many jobs are being added that the unemployment rate has dropped for five straight months. At 8.3 percent, it's at a three-year low.

Whether the job market actually feels stronger, though, depends on your perspective.