A map shows when different states are predicted to return to pre-recession jobs levels:
Catherine Rampell captions:
Across the country, there are 4.7 percent fewer jobs today than there were when the recession began in December 2007. And remember that the United States population has grown in the last five years, so if the economy were healthy there would be more jobs today than there were then. This analysis only models when we’ll be back to square one.