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Employers Add 217K More Jobs, Economy Recovered?

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SALISBURY, Md. - Job seekers may be rejoicing with 217,000 reasons to believe in a economic turnaround.

That's how many new positions opened up in May.

"It is definitely good news, definitely good news that we are recovering the numbers," said Dr. Memo Diriker, the founding director of the Business, Economic, and Community Outreach Network, or BEACON, at Salisbury University.

It's also historically significant.

More than 138 million people are currently working, according to the Labor Department, even more than before the recession hit.

But Dr. Diriker says another challenge awaits: recovering the quality of jobs lost during the recession.

But with this many money earners, can we say the economy is fully recovered?

Many residents 47 ABC spoke have their doubts.

"The jury is still out," said Susan Demas of Hebron. "I'm still not convinced that things are completely positive at this point."

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"I have two sons that are out of work and I don't think the job market is good at this point," said Jeanne Ellison of Salisbury.

With four straight months of jobs increasing, the worry now is whether the climb up the mountain can continue.

"Sooner or later, we're going to have another down period and will that erase the gains we have made on the jobs front?" asked Dr. Diriker.

The jobless rate was unchanged at 6.3 percent in May, matching the lowest level since September 2008.

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