Jobs Recovery Still Far Away for Most States

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Most economists agree that the recession ended in the summer of 2009. But, because of persistently high unemployment, many Americans are still feeling the economic pain. Across the country, there are almost five percent fewer jobs than there were when the recession began. And, according to a recent Gallup poll, Americans are now more pessimistic about the job market than at any time in the past 10 years. About 90 percent of Americans currently say that it is a "bad time" to find a quality job. 

When will the jobs recovery finally happen? The economists at IHS Global Insight have one answer. They have projected the recovery, state by state, and put it all into one handy map.

Louise Story, Wall Street and finance reporter for The New York Times, discusses which states are ahead, which are falling behind, and why.

Comments [1]

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"To be fair" Washington DC is mostly federal government jobs thanks to the four trillion in extra spending in recent years that is causing the "stalemate" in Congress.
"The unemployment is rate is coming down" according to what kind of creative accounting tricks that leaves out the under employed, the newly graduated and those who have stopped looking?

Nov. 15 2011 11:56 AM

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