WASHINGTON, DC-First the good news: the economy added 103,000jobs in September and the unemployment rate didn’t rise. Now thebad news: the economy only added 103,000 jobs in September and theunemployment rate didn’t drop from its 9.1% high.

So goes it with this stop-and-start recovery. The news is betterthan the worst pessimists had feared--low numbers as prelude to adouble dip recession--but it is not enough to really jump start therecovery, Cassidy Turley’s economist KevinThorpe tells GlobeSt.com. “The jobs report doesn’t scream‘everything is perfectly fine!’ but it does help us push away fromrecessionary scenarios and back to slow growth scenarios,” he said.That said, 103,000 is a weak number. “The best thing you can sayabout it is that it could have been worse,” Thorpe says.

For the commercial real estate market, a deeper look at thefigures holds some good news and a little bit of a disappointmentfor industrial.

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Erika Morphy

Erika Morphy has been writing about commercial real estate at GlobeSt.com for more than ten years, covering the capital markets, the Mid-Atlantic region and national topics. She's a nerd so favorite examples of the former include accounting standards, Basel III and what Congress is brewing.