But where are the friggin' jobs!
- "Sales are still down compared to last year, but showing a slight increase." (Public Administration)
- "Economy still slow for our industry, with very small signs of recovery. Strong downward pricing pressures from customers affecting business." (Professional, Scientific & Technical Services)
- "Some positive growth in comp [comparable] sales over the past 2 to 3 months." (Accommodation & Food Services)
- "Business is picking up ever so slowly, but improving." (Transportation & Warehousing)
"Generally stable-to-improving demand for our products." (Wholesale Trade)