Think of this as Volume 14, Number 52 of A-Clue.com, the online newsletter I've written since 1997. Enjoy.
From here it holds almost nothing but good news. (Explore The World of Escher, from which this crystal ball was borrowed. Still under-estimated among the great 20th century artists.)
The economy has bottomed up, and it has been growing (albeit slowly) for six quarters. Employers have been squeezing employees for productivity, getting P/E ratios down toward a rational level, and looking around the corner for the next boom. When they see it they will start hiring again.
Recessions have causes. Since field computing ended the problem of "inventory recessions" in the early 1980s, recessions have been financial events. The leveraged buy-outs of the 1980s, the Internet stocks of the 1990s, and the housing bubble of the 2000s all created irrational exuberance that had to be unwound for growth to resume.
This last has been a harder fall than the others, and unless regulators around the world are watchful the next fall will be harder still, because financial interests control many governments including (it turned out) our own.
But that fall is now behind us. The markets have been recapitalized. What people are looking for is the Next Big Thing.