Utah’s economic recovery has been underway for two years. Some sectors finished very strong in 2012. Employment for the year was up 3.3 percent, an increase of 40,000 jobs. New auto and truck sales were up 17 percent and single-family home construction up over 30 percent. All very welcome news. At this point in the recovery it is worthwhile to broaden the comparisons from year-over to a longer perspective; back to the pre-recession peak of 2007 to get a sense of just how far the recovery has come.