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Picturing US recessions

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2 August 2010 15:59

Via Free Exchange, this charting tool at the Minneapolis Fed is rather neat. It allows you to compare the current US downturn with past recessions across a range of metrics, including output...

...and employment:

Conclusion: the current recession is the worst for the US economy since the Second World War.