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When will you believe the recession is over?

There is plenty of news coverage about how the recession has affected young people just out of school and young families. I'm wondering about older people; what needs to happen to make you think that the recession is over.

Asked By: - 3/16/2010
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I heard on the noon news that one of the stimulus created, shovel-ready, jobs projects is coming to Flint this summer. A new ink refill plant opened in a small town very near us last week. A Dollar General store in the next town built a new location nearby and will be moving there in May. Maybe it's slowly getting... More
Answered By: handyman - 3/16/2010
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when the unemployment rate gets to a reasonable number
Answered By: wwalsh90 - 3/16/2010
 
When I get my 14% pay cut back then I'll believe it's getting to be over.
Answered By: Lance M - 3/16/2010
 
When I start seeing help-wanted signs in small businesses and places like 7-11 convenience stores again. I remember after Clinton got the economy straightened out seeing those signs and thinking we were doing well with our economy.
Answered By: Patti - 3/16/2010
 
when a 55 year old man can find a job. ive been laid off since last august.
Answered By: Ol Uncle Dave - 3/16/2010
 
when it is no longer jammed down our throats by the media.
Answered By: Laurie - 3/16/2010
 
When people can get living wage jobs. When house foreclosures end. When new graduates do not have to seek employment in other countries. When prices, on pretty much everything, even out and stop rising.
Answered By: kate - 3/16/2010
 
When we have enough money to retire again.
Answered By: mannon - 3/16/2010
 
When the food prices go down in the stores and real estate goes back up.
Answered By: mswnana - 3/16/2010
 
when they restore my hours to the original 40,instead of 16 to 20,and when my former managerial position is reinstated.(which i have been promised,but the demotion has gone on for 2 years now,and the hour cuts for a year.some of our staff is "on furlough"-unpaid,for a month.)this was a good job,with a gr8 income,for 6... More
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Answered By: Lyn K - 3/16/2010
 
this RECESSION will never be over as petrol is getting very low worldwide and every thing wil cost more and life will get harder to get a living,
Answered By: MAVERICK - 3/16/2010
 
If you mean Old People living on a government check. We would like the Cost of Living Raise we didn't get this year... More
Answered By: jd - 3/16/2010
 
To echo the same sentiments as Uncle Dave;when I find a job.But I'm two years older and have been out of work since last April.
Answered By: john - 3/16/2010
 
When people can find good well paying full time jobs again. Things are getting better but its been very slow to recover.
Answered By: Diane M - 3/16/2010
 
when i have 2 EXTRA pennies to rub togehter! jobs need to return
Answered By: eyjude - 3/16/2010
 
When the Depression hits.
Answered By: Old Man - 3/16/2010
 
When i don't see about a dozen Sheriff sale announcements in the paper each week! Also when my small savings account gets more than 1/4 % interest every 3 months.
Answered By: Tired Old Man,Again! - 3/16/2010
 
When we don't owe any other country a penny.
Answered By: Dave M - 3/16/2010
 
its going to take TIME... More
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Answered By: RINGS... - 3/16/2010
 
I will believe it when my husband gets a decent raise. He's had two raises in six and a half years, a total of 45 cents. My disability has been frozen for three years so I won't get a raise. Recession pooh, depression is more like it!
Answered By: Big Bad Mama - 3/16/2010
 
When the employment section (help wanted ads) of the newspaper is more than 2-3 pages like it is now.
Answered By: fifty-plus - 3/16/2010
 
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