But not buried all that deep. From the Wall Street Journal:
Employers are hiring more readily across the U.S., though only 14 of the nation’s 100 biggest metropolitan areas have more jobs now than they did before the 2008-09 recession.
Six of them are in Texas, according to researchers at the Brookings Institution, who recently analyzed local economic conditions through the end of 2012.
If only Rick Perry spoke English instead of Texan . . .