Employment in 35 States Still Below Pre-Recession Peak

In January 2008, employment in the U.S. hit a historic high of 138.4 million. Just over two years later, that figure had fallen considerably, reaching a 10-year employment low of 129.7 million in February 2010. Since hitting that low more than four years ago, the U.S. has added almost 8.6 million jobs but total employment is still 113,000 below the historic high reached in 2008. Only 15 states have gotten back to their pre-recession employment peaks.

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