In addition to the 2000”s being the worst stock market decade ever, we also ended up with less jobs at the end than at the beginning:
On employment, there were 130,532,000 payroll jobs in December 1999, and 130,996,000 payroll jobs in November 2009; an increase of 464 thousand jobs. However the preliminary estimate of the annual benchmark revision "indicates a downward adjustment to March 2009 total nonfarm employment of 824,000". So it appear there will be fewer payroll jobs at the end of the aughts than at the beginning.
Add in national disasters like 9/11, Katrina, and Obama and the decade pretty much just sucked.