U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics data have been released that now cover the period up to one year from the change of administration in the White House. To convey a clearer idea of what the jobs gain/loss picture looks like over the past 2 years (26 months, actually) using the BLS data, Organizing for America prepared a graph. While U.S. households are still suffering, there seems to be a general sense that overall conditions have stabilized. Put another way, things could be a lot worse at this point. Most people recognize this. The economy is indeed on the mend, and business confidence is strengthening. The Stimulus Act has played a role in the creation of nearly 2.5 million jobs and communities across the country are seeing badly neglected infrastructure finally getting attention. Work has begun on hundreds of public works projects to repair existing infrastructure or jump-start stalled but essential plans. This includes roads, bridges, airports, mass transit, education, technology upgrades and much more. A page summarizing milestones at year one is here.