When Bad News Is Could-Be-Worse News

Perhaps economists have a technical term to describe a market that’s still worsening by some standards but at a less worrisome pace than was previously the case. That’s where things stand now with the market for jobs in advertising, marketing and media. The volume of help-wanted classifieds running in Adweek is still tracking significantly lower than the year-earlier figures, but the gap is less drastic than was the case throughout 2001.