The graph below from Northern Trust tells the story:
Since September we have been going straight down with the initial claims. Don't let the naysayers fool you by saying "people are dropping out of the market". These are first time claims so just about everyone files their initial claim. Firing slows way down and therefore we know the economy is stabilizing.
Good news for everyone and especially trucking and logistics firms. More workers, more confidence, more buying, more freight.. it is that simple.