The local government education sector has now lost 339,400 jobs since its recent peak in November 2009.Sticky wages = job loss. (see: Why Wages Don't Fall in a Recession by Truman F. Bewley)
The Employment situation in January
Meanwhile Catherine Rampell, at the Times, reports that "Getting the economy to 5 percent unemployment within two years — a return to the rate that prevailed when the recession began — would require job growth of closer to 284,984 a month."
Jobs added this month: 157k
BLS puts job growth in 2012 at 181,000 per month. At that rate, the country will return to full employment 10 years from now.