Dismal, disgusting, depressing!!!!!!

Employment rose by 217,000 jobs in the month of May, according to the latest jobs report -- and that brought us up to 8.7 million. That is how many new jobs the American economy has generated since the "Great Recession" officially ended in 2009 -- and it also happens to be the number of jobs that were lost because of that recession. You can break out the champagne, for the American economy is back, baby -- all of the lost jobs have been recovered!

You say you don't feel "recovered"? Well, it's true that the U.S. population has kept growing since the crash, so about 15 million more working-age people have entered the job market, meaning America still has millions more people looking for work than it has jobs. And it's true that long-term unemployment is a growing crisis, especially for middle-aged job seekers who've gone one, two or more years without even getting an interview, much less an offer -- so they've dropped out of the market and are not counted as unemployed. Also, there are millions of young people who are squeezed out of this so-called recovery -- the effective unemployment rate for 18- to 29-year-olds is above 15 percent, more than double the national rate of 6.3 percent.
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