1. The job picture will brighten suddenly.
The last three months have seen a small, begrudging increase in the number of temporary jobs. In January of 2009 the monthly jobs report registered a decline of 90,000 temporary jobs. Last month saw a gain of 34,000. Temp jobs are the early warning indicator light that the sands have shifted. I expect that this statistic will continue to improve and that "real" job growth will follow.