Job growth continues at a modest and gradual pace. It should be growing faster, but there’s uncertainty over the costs of the Affordable Care Act. Since 2008, it’s put a damper on hiring and will continue to be a drag until fully implemented.
Several surveys of businesses can give you an indication of hiring prospects in the coming months. One of my favorites is the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey. Manpower interviewed more than 18,000 U.S. employers to measure their hiring intentions between July and September 2013.