When looking at a historic depiction of U.S. GDP over 20 years, it is fairly hard to avoid noticing the business cycle. The lighter line showing the year over year change in the annual rate of GDP reveals fairly regular periodic oscillations:

Real GDP growth, % change, annual rate
real_gdp_growth_recession
Source: Lombard Street Research

Note the red circles above indicate economic recessions.

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One Response to “Chart of the Week: Real GDP growth”

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