Mr. Williamson said the extra 127,000 jobs the department found due to revisions in November and December add an "encouraging" note to the report, as does evidence that the private sector is generating all of today's jobs, not the government.
Jobs gains slow in January; unemployment rate at 7.9 pct. →
"The news paints a far brighter picture of the U.S. labor market than the gloom that was beginning to pervade with the release of last month's lackluster count," he said.
Unemployment down to 7.5 percent in April →