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January 21, 2012 6:47 PM

Will the U.S. economy shift into the fast lane? No: We're still 10 million jobs short

The U.S. recession officially ended in June 2009, but mostly it's been a weak recovery, with the size of the economy barely bigger today than it was four years ago, when the recession started. Since America is a rich country, it is not growth itself that matters most but employment and, of course, the distribution of income. And the employment numbers are just terrible.

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