The Associated Press analyzed nine economic recoveries since the Great Depression that lasted at least three years. By most measures, the recovery from the Great Recession of 2007-2009 has been the weakest. It has been by far the worst in replacing the jobs lost during a recession.
That reflects the huge number of jobs lost from the time employment peaked in January 2008 until it hit bottom in February 2010, eight months after the recession officially ended in June 2009.
Here is the percentage of lost jobs that were recovered in the three years and one month after each recession: