Chicago Tribune Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News
Aug. 30--Counting the hours until the Labor Day weekend?
Some positive jobs data would be a fitting start to the national holiday, first celebrated in 1882 in New York City to honor the working class.
The employment situation, a key economic indicator, has had its share of summer doldrums.
The August jobs report from the U.S. Labor Department, due Friday, should offer some encouraging news, said Carl Tannenbaum, chief economist at LaSalle Bank in Chicago.
"We have projections of 175,000 jobs created in August," he said. "This can be viewed as fairly positive. The last two …