Is it getting better for you?The economy may be improving in certain sectors. Is your business improving?
People may be more mobile now as the job market opens up and presents more choice. Are you seeing this mobility in your own organisation?
Overall sentiment may be more positive. Are you seeing a more satisfied, more engaged workforce yourself?
While there are trends, it is your reality that you tend to focus on. What does it matter that the general mood and economy has shifted into positive when you are about to lay people off?