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Economy recoups jobs lost during recession, but recovery remains incomplete

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Posted: Friday, June 6, 2014 11:00 pm

America has finally recouped the nearly 9 million jobs lost during the recession, but the moment feels bittersweet.

New government data released Friday showed the economy added 217,000 jobs in May, sending total employment to a record high that eclipsed the previous peak reached just after the country went into recession.

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