- Are you having trouble getting your unemployment check? No.
- Are you having trouble getting your food stamps? No.
- Are you having getting your government health care? No
If the answer to all the above is NO, then there is nothing wrong with the economy. The unemployment rate doesn't matter. The national debt doesn't matter.
And, by the way, if you add state debt to national debt, the U.S. has the largest debt in the world. But that doesn't matter, because all the things you thought indicated recession and depression and tanking economy are wrong. All you need to do is refer to the list above, the liberal indicators for a driving economy.