How long has it been since labor numbers have been anything worth getting excited about? It's been in a freefall unlike anything we've seen in decades. We get excited about just breaking even.

So imagine my surprise last night as I came across the Labor Department's latest jobs report. (Yeah, I've been having trouble sleeping lately.)

Last month the economy added a little more 100,000 jobs, which in case you're wondering, isn't quite enough to keep up with population growth.

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