Job creation by private companies grew at the slowest pace since the start of the year, as a wave of census hiring lifted payrolls by 431,000 in May. The unemployment rate dipped to 9.7 percent as people gave up searching for work. . . .
Virtually all the job creation in May came from the hiring of 411,000 census workers. Such hiring peaked in May and will begin tailing off in June.
That means only 20,000 net new non-Census jobs. Not very stimulating numbers if you ask me.
But, I did see lots of signs advertising stimulus projects advertising projects that slowed traffic and surely increased the sales of orange cones and those orange plastic barrel things.