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U.S. industrial production has risen at an 8.8% annualized pace since hitting bottom in June '09. At this pace industrial production will have completely recovered to its former highs in 12 months.
That's fairly impressive given the persistence of the view that we are in a "jobless recovery." It's not a jobless recovery, of course, since the private sector has already added more than a million jobs this year. And with industrial production increasing like this you can be sure that many more jobs will be created in the months to come.
Furthermore, I would add that the pace and the magnitude of the current recovery both exceed that of the recovery from the 2001 recession. I just don't see why the gloom and doom persists.