Why the US economy is taking so long to recover - Article Photos 1/3

FILE - In this Thursday, April 3, 2013 file photo, people fill out applications at the Green Mountain Flagging table at the annual Central Vermont Job Fair in Montpelier, Vt. The American economy and job market are moving in the right direction, just not very quickly. The news Friday, May 3, 2013, that U.S. employers added a solid 165,000 jobs in April and unemployment fell to a four-year low 7.5 percent came as a relief. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)