There is an important nugget of information in today's BLS report of weekly new jobless claims.
The weekly claims themselves are stagnating at about 625,000. But the important nugget is about continuing claims which for the first time in months have not increased, but instead declined slightly to 6.73 million.
This is important news because it is evidence of a bottoming process in the recession. Not "good" news, but news that at least things aren't getting any worse in an important metric for average Americans.