The US is trailing the developed world in jobs recovery as the charts below illustrate:
For now, the US is enduring the longest period of lingering unemployment since the Great Depression. I weep for those Americans who have lost their jobs and livelihoods since the economic crisis hit in 2007...
Source: Whitehouse, M (2010, July 10), Debt, Bank Troubles Leave US Trailing in Job Growth, WSJ.com.
Lingering Job Losses Worst Since World War II