The biggest gain in employment since March 2007 was headline news from the Labor Department’s employment report for March 2010: It boosted a gain of 162,000 jobs.
Support for this positive news came from an increase of nearly 50,000 temporary jobs held by Census workers during the month. The news was generally expected, though some economists had anticipated that as many as 200,000 jobs would be added.
Coupled with the effect of rehiring after two major weather events, many analysts remain unclear about what this report really means for employment and for the economy in general. As a result, April will certainly be scrutinized for any sign of further recovery in the labor markets.