Lots of really strong economic news today and yesterday, particularly in light of the main weak spot in the recent jobs report: wages.

First, the National Federation of Independent Business Small Business Optimism survey, which just reached its highest level since October 2006, shows that the shares of small businesses reporting that they either recently raised wages or plan to in the next three months are at new post-recession highs:

These numbers seem a bit hard to square with data from last week’s jobs report showing that wages have been flat for so long. Plans for future hiring in the NFIB index are also up, as are the number of job openings in another Labor Department survey released today; both suggest that upward pressure on wages should be rising, particular given the shrinking number of available idle workers out there. The share of people feeling confident enough in the economy to voluntarily quit their jobs — a metric Janet Yellen has pointed to with concern in the past — has also been trending upward. Quitting a job for a new one, mind you, is also one of the key ways Americans obtain raises.

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Other recent data points pave the way for optimism, too. Gallup’s Economic Confidence Index (which, as I wrote last week, turned positive for the very first time since the recession began) has continued to stay in the black. Another Gallup survey measure, of whether now is a good time to find a “quality job,” is also close to pre-recession highs.

Now if someone would only kindly inform payroll managers about all this good news …