All told, the Great Recession has eliminated 8.4 million jobs, the department said. That's the most of any recession since World War II as a proportion of total payrolls.http://www.usatoday.com/money/economy/2010-02-05-jobs-january_N.htm
. . . The number of part-time workers who want full-time work, but can't find it fell by almost 1 million. That lowered the "underemployment" rate, which also includes discouraged workers, to 16.5% from 17.3%.
And the White House is celebrating what?