The Brookings Institution has released new information on how long it will take to get back to pre-recession employment levels.

As Chris Otts at the C-J puts it:

…even with incredibly robust growth of 472,000 jobs a month (that’d be more than four times the number of jobs added last month), it would still take until late 2013 or early 2014 to recover about 11.8 million jobsand return the job market to pre-Recession level.

Under a more realistic — but still optimistic — assumption of 208,100 new jobs a month (that’s based on 2005, the best year for job growth during the last decade), it would take until 2022.