On the face of it, yes, there are signs of progress.
The UK Office of National Statistics released its latest labour market data this morning which allows me to play around with a few numbers.
Unemployment was down 63,000 from August to October 2013 and down 191,000 on the year to 2.33 million for November 2013 to January 2014.
The trend is looking healthy (click chart):
The unemployment rate was 7.2% of the labour force for the January 2014 quarter, down from 7.4% for October 2013 quarter and from 7.8% the previous year.
Employment was up 105,000 from the October 2013 quarter and up 459,000 on the year to 30.19 million for November 2013 to January 2014.
Pay including bonuses for November 2013 to January 2014 was 1.4% higher than a year earlier, with pay excluding bonuses 1.3% higher.
Wages growth remained below the rate of inflation (1.9%) for the 52nd consecutive month and therefore real wages are still falling, but the gap is closing.
Overall, another good set of numbers.
And though my parents will no doubt disown me, I will be voting for dishface.