:biggrin1: for all you naysayers, i will say this: I TOLD YOU SO. it will be many months before we reach prosperous job growth levels, but the BUSH recession is finally ending. Most of the jobs created were in the manufacturing sector. And yes, the census created decent jobs until the end of the year. (The constitution of the US requires us to do the census every ten years, uninformed right wing nutcakes.) Obama haters, go ahead and attack. Facts are stubborn things, and you can no longer deny that the economy is turning upward, thanks largely to the OBAMA economic policies.