While many of the richest Americans are raking in money, some people are actually worse off now than when the recession officially ended in June of 2009.
Take public school teachers, for example. There were 354,800 fewer local government education workers employed in February than at the end of the recession, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
A number of other groups have had a similar experience. Perhaps that should come as no surprise when the top 1 percent of households by income captured 121 percent of all income gains between 2009 and 2011, according to recent research by Emmanuel Saez, an economics professor at the University of California at Berkeley.
Check out some of the people left behind by the recovery: