Not much else needs to be said. Yes, there has been progress, but folks just are not getting jobs like they used to. Corporations and banks are just sitting on the cash, making no investment. Once all the appliances and cars that keep getting older start breaking down, maybe then the economy will wake up. Of course those will be sales jobs. China will still make it all. That housing sank in 2008 shows how vulnerable we are all when the average Joe or Susie with a High School degree cannot get a job very easily. Around here, folks in the trades are starving too. We got a plumber in less than 15 minutes. And the UW has been turning out tons of worthless degree students. We need this jobs depression to stop.