So much in life is what you expect. The same result can be a disappointment to some and a boon to others. Since we've had a very bad year in terms of job growth, 144,000 new jobs all of a sudden looks like a big number (and indeed it was over 4 times last month). It's not. Don't deceive yourself. It doesn't even make up for population growth.
CLEL hase been pondering the effect this has on our practice. If anyone has some thoughts, please post a comment. It seems to CLEL, when there is a job shortage, it's clearly to the advantage of the managment side in a labor negotiation; in "employment" law, however, the less jobs are available, the more likely you are to see the recently departed file for any money available. An unusual contradiction for practitioners of "labor and employment" law.