Employment Recovery from the 2008 Recession
The entire WP slide show is worth seeing: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/business/the-output-gap/index.html
Structural Change in the Economy
The most recently reported jobs growth is 146,000, for November 2012; October jobs were revised downwards from 171,000 new jobs to 138,000 jobs. It's clear we are falling short of the 220,000 jobs needed to restore jobs lost in the recession by the year 2020.