Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

Another indication of a recovering economy -- the highest number of available jobs in three years:

The number of jobs waiting to be filled rose in December as employers tried to ramp up hiring in factories, retail and business services, the government said on Tuesday.

It was nearly a three-year high, according to The Associated Press, and offers another hopeful sign in the still-struggling labor market.

There were 3.4 million available jobs at the end of December, up from 3.1 million in November, according to the Labor Department's Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey.

Nothing partisan to say about this. I'm just glad there are increasing signs of a significant break in the gloom. It's been a long, dark ride for too many jobless Americans.