The April Monster Employment Index release was full of good news, which I've summarized in the chart above.
Annual growth rate at 9 percent in April, marking the 15th consecutive month of year-over- year growth
Index climbs 7 percent (9 points) month-over-month
27 of the 28 metro markets showed positive annual growth in April
Mining, quarrying, oil and gas extraction continues to lead the Index on an annual basis;
Manufacturing reaches highest levels of demand since late 2008, driving growth in manufacturing hubs such as Detroit and Cleveland
The core foundation areas of the economy – wholesale trade, retail trade and transportation – continue to show upward momentum that would suggest positive job gains as we progress on a path of recovery.