http://smallbusiness.yahoo.com/advisor/really-economic-growth-looks-115008134.html "Average Joe’s not getting a job that pays him well, either. The official jobs numbers are just an illusion that is hiding the real situation. The jobs market in the U.S. economy is fundamentally unsound. The so-called “jobs growth” we have seen has been limited to sectors that pay poorly. A massive number of Americans are still unemployed—a significant portion of them have been unemployed for longer than six months, and a large number of them are working part-time jobs because they aren’t able to find full-time jobs."