It's Over! ...
... but "issues remain," as the Portland Business Journal puts it.
Sounds like the end of a bad relationship. And in some ways, it is. According to Oregon's state economist Tom Potiowsky, the recession is over.*
Good riddance! But is it really over, dear readers, or will it be back on our doorstep like a bad ex?
*And by over, he means, technically over. About a year ago, Potiowsky predicted the "feel-good turn-around" would happen sometime in mid-2010. He's sticking to that story with his latest proclamation, predicting a labor market recovery around the middle of next year.