Gary Burtless of the Brookings Institution gives a lukewarm assessment of the U.S. employment picture. On balance, he sees an improving situation, albeit positive change occurring very slowly.
The article is linked below.
Gary Burtless: Unemployment Declining; Job Market Slowly Improving
"For job seekers, especially the long-term unemployed, the employment outlook continues to be poor. It is worth emphasizing, however, that the job picture is gradually improving, though at a heartbreakingly slow pace."
---Gary Burtless, Brookings Institution