When a site called Layoff Watch says the economic news seems positive, you pay attention. This is a nice, quick analysis that helps give some perspective on what’s going on.
Now my take on this is that we’ve seen a recovery not so much from effort as a kind of rebalancing. Yes, things are better, but we’ve got long-term issues, structural problems, questionable home inventory, and more. This is positive, but not something to do your happy dance for.
If you’re able to leverage this improving situation, then leverage the hell out of it because I don’t know if it’ll improve or last. Make those connections, get that job, make that move, and make the most of it to stabilize things for the future.