(ABCNews.com) — The first Friday of every month turns the nation’s attention to its battered labor market, but as the April jobs report gets released this Friday morning, the forecast is considerably brighter than at any time in the last two years. For the first time since the recession began in 2009, the nation is expected to see job growth for two straight months. The consensus prediction is that employers will have added around 190,000 jobs to their payrolls last month. Just that prediction alone is welcome news for a country that lost 8.2 million jobs since January 2008. But it is also welcome news for the White House and Democrats in Congress hoping to hang onto their own jobs with elections coming up this fall.