“Whatever happens tomorrow, it’s worth keeping something in mind: The official government statistics are probably understating job growth right now. That tends to be the pattern after recessions end. As the economy is starting to add jobs again, the Bureau of Labor Statistics understates job growth. And the opposite happens during recessions. Then, the government understates job losses.”
MP: As the chart above shows, the BLS revisions to employment levels are generally positive during expansions (inital reports of job gains are later revised upward) and negative during recessions (initial reports are revised downwar), and this pattern was consistent following the last two recessions.