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US recovers all private-sector jobs lost during recession

Analysts were not celebrating the comeback figures, and one said jobs should have been added since the recession.
Analysts were not celebrating the comeback figures, and one said jobs should have been added since the recession.Brennan Linsley/Associated Press/File

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WASHINGTON — The US economy has reached a milestone: It has finally regained all the private-sector jobs it lost during the Great Recession. Yet it took a painfully slow six years, and unemployment remains stubbornly high at 6.7 percent.

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