Jobless Recovery WatchSep. 5, 2010 3:56 AM ET|| Includes: DIA, QQQ, SPYby: Brad DeLongBrad DeLong Macro, tech, independent researchQ: How long do jobless recoveries in the post-WWII U.S. typically last? A: We have only had two. One lasted two and a half years. The other lasted four years. This one has, so far, lasted ten months (click to enlarge image).