The Great Recession officially ended in 2009, but if you're not ready to celebrate this milestone, you're not alone, CNNMoney reported. The majority of Americans still rate economic conditions as "poor" and for good reason: This jobs recovery is the slowest on record, wages are barely rising, home prices are still below their peak and more Americans are using food stamps than ever before. Economists surveyed by CNNMoney expect a full recovery to be two to three years away.