The monthly jobs report issued Friday showed that U.S. employers added 288,000 jobs in June, bringing the national unemployment rate down to 6.1 – the lowest level since the Great Recession began in 2008. June marked the fifth straight month the economy had seen job growth above 200,000. But critics point out that “real unemployment” — which takes into account those who are underemployed or have stopped looking for work — is still around 12 percent.
Six years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, do you feel that economic conditions have returned to pre-recession levels? How did the Great Recession impact you? Do you think northeast Johnson County was immune to the most serious effects of the recession? What effects are still lingering?
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