Chinese imports and exports are lagging, indicating a slower growth economy.
UPDATE: Consumers seen springing ahead -- for now
You're not getting the full picture if all you consider is the number of jobs added, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson.
UPDATE: Jobs report to show if economy ready to roll
The jobs report and initial unemployment claims were much better than expected this week as weather effects began to diminish.
Despite recent volatility in manufacturing data, the longer-term numbers track consumer data and show steady 3%-3.4% growth--a trend that's likely to continue.
Will they ever stop springing up?
Don't let the employment report fool you: A closer look at the data suggests things are not improving and the economy remains frail.
UPDATE: U.S. economy not springing ahead - just yet
Slower long-term growth in China is probably an economic reality.