01/05/2013 03:03 pm ET

The States That Recovered Most (And Least) From The Recession: 24/7 Wall St.

December marked the five-year anniversary of the official beginning of the Great Recession — the most severe economic contraction the United States has experienced since the Great Depression. The recession may have officially ended in June 2009, but the economy still has a long way to go before it returns to normal, and unemployment remains well above prerecession levels.

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