Nine million jobs were lost and only 6 million have been recovered: http://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/graph/?id=PAYEMS
Total number of U.S. jobs:
$7 trillion of new debt to obtain 6 million jobs equates to spending $1.2 million per job over five years or $230k per year, per job, i.e. most of that money was siphoned off to corporate profits since median wage is still only in the $27k/year range.
And that's for people lucky enough to have a job, for the rest, there is the food stamp virtualized soup kitchens: http://www.trivisonno.com/food-stamps-charts
The Ponzi is collapsing and consuming more and more victims from the bottom towards the top. After 2008, policy-makers chose to save billionaires at the expense of the middle class - a policy which has only had the effect of delaying the final collapse of the global ponzi. With the ongoing erosion of the middle class, we are reaching a critical juncture in world history - as the globalized ponzi economy melts down in real time. The acceleration point is approaching...