"The pent-up demand for cars and housing is a potential source of strength for the economy," he said. "In some cases, job gains are feeding upon itself. The bounce in retail sales and housing are creating service jobs through the multiplier effect. Service employment rose 119,000."
"The job report was disheartening to America, and President Obama has a bigger mountain to climb before the election" as a result, said Song Won Sohn, economics professor at California State University Channel Islands.