Folks, this is the report we've all been waiting for.
Blowing away expectations, the economy added 243,000 workers, and the unemployment rate ticked down to 8.3 percent, the lowest since February 2009, Obama's second month in office.
The longer you read, the better the news gets. Hourly pay increased. Manufacturing added 50,000 workers, its second-biggest monthly gain since the 1990s. The employment-to-population rate rose. For people who never attended college, unemployment tracked down to 13.1% from 13.8%.