I know that you're probably talking about the United States. It might be a good idea to mention that when you couch a question. Hubpages is world-wide and America is not the centre of the earth. Sorry, if I sound a bit agrieved, but it seems to be taken for granted that every questioner and forthcoming answers is expected to emanate out of mainland U.S.A.
In Australia we managed to ride out the economic downturn by massive expenditure on government works; a lot like Franklyn Delano Rooseveldt did in the 1930s to pull the U.S out of the Great Depression. Our unemployment figure remained largely unaltered. Many new jobs were created and the value of the Aussie dollar went up (due people overseas putting their money where they thought it to be safe) None of our banks failed. And of the ten world banks with the greatest credibility as regarded as being 'safe' four of them are Australian.
Will your unemployment rate drop? I hope so. But as long as your big companies keep placing their manufacturing offshore to keep down labour costs...well...stopping that is a matter for your government.