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Friday, November 4, 2011

UPDATE: Amplify the optimism

Observation:  If you’ve followed this site for any length of time, you know that I like to pass along positive news when it becomes available.  A few moments ago, the Washington Post issued a release covering this week’s employment picture.  The unemployment rate fell to 9.0% nationwide, a better report than many pundits had expected.  Click here to see the story.

Implications:   The labor market varies widely from region to region, but even if slowly, the job outlook improved last month for the nation as a whole. 

The Great Recession began (officially) on December 1, 2007, and ended (officially) in June, 2009.  But many folks continue to feel its’ effects.  That means that on the first of next month, consumers will have spent four full years reading and hearing troublesome economic headlines.  With that thought as a backdrop, it is more important than ever to amplify any positive news available.   

Mike Anderson, for the Elm Street Economics consumer trends blog. A service of The Center for Sales Strategy, Inc.

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