The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit a record high Tuesday and as The Huffington Post's Mark Gongloff will tell you, it doesn't really matter. That's because while investors are cheering a return to boom times for Corporate America, real America still hasn't totally recovered from the Great Recession (which was, incidentally, kind of caused by Wall Street).
As these nine economic indicators reveal, things still haven't returned to the way they were in 2007 before the financial crisis.
(Editor's Note: We compared 2007 data to the most recent full-year data. This explains why some most up-to-date data is from 2011.)