He tells NBC's "Meet the Press" that the country is on the way to sustained job creation. But he acknowledges that unemployment may remain high, close to 10 percent.
Geithner says there's more confidence in the business world, and he says the private sector is growing. He also says people are spending more.
He said he sees encouraging signs that should make Americans confident the country will emerge stronger.
The Treasury chief's remarks come on the heels of a week that saw several economic indicators - from sales reports to government surveys to Fed boss Ben Bernanke's own comments - suggest the.