Once again, the bar has been substantially lowered. ADP is projecting employment gains of 64,000, to be released this Friday. The government is projecting a 100,000 employment gain number. The bar has been lowered sufficiently. It's a no-lose proposition. Any jobs gains should rally the markets. Anything less than these lowered expectations, or, should job growth be negative, the markets will rally anyways, as interest rate cuts will then be baked into the market cake. Statistics are fun and useful.