Stock markets are not necessarily indicative of a stronger economy. The jobless rate is not down because more people are working, but because the way it is now calculated to NOT count those who have stopped looking and are off the unemployment benefit roles. There more people out of work now then when Obama took office. The fed is continuing to print fiat money out of thin air and devaluing the dollar. We still have record deficit spending and an increasing federal debt that is the result of out of control spending. Average household income is down, food and fuel costs are up. Taxes overall are up. So, no, we are not seeing recovery.