April saw only 20,000 jobs lost, and unemployment improved to 5 percent.
Loss of 20,000 jobs in April is the smallest decline this year.
The $107 billion stimulus is now flowing to taxpayers, to spend or save as they see fit.
The US central bank hints at a pause after Wednesday's quarter-point trim.
After a potential cut Wednesday, the central bank may pause to assess the economy.
Economists foresee renewed economic growth over the next few months, but increased inflation and declining wealth will take a bigger toll.
Evidence of stability includes easing US bond prices and bank moves to raise capital.
Americans now spend a larger share of their income on energy than at any time since 1986.
As the Federal Reserve promotes reforms, investors also call for change.