I thought it would have been longer than the later part 2008 but according to Gasbuddy.com, the US average for a gallon of gas has matched its low point from 7 1/2 years ago.
While there slight instant gratification at the pump, this is not good for business (most) and not good for the economy as a whole. Do you remember what happened in 2009-2010? I can tell you it was pretty and for me personally, pay cuts and drastic cost cutting. None of which was ever recouped.
So when a bucket of KFC cost as much or more than a barrel of crude oil, things are not looking good!
Opportunities are everywhere. The recession might be drawing to a close, but it's continuing legacy is employer's reliance on short terms staff. There may be fewer jobs for life, but there are more jobs in a lifetime.