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4 Recessions (and Recoveries)

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On September 25, 2010 @ 7:25 am In Data Analysis,Economy | Comments Disabled

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Floyd Norris takes a closer look at the current post-recession recovery, compared to prior recoveries. The overall trend appears to be slower snapbacks (1990-91 and 2001), jobless recoveries (2001, 08-09).

The chart above shows the economic data where this recovery is typical and very atypical.

In some areas, the data is typical of 1990-91 and 2001 recessions, but worse than the 81-82 recovery: Service employment, Private sector hiring, hours worked. Manufacturing Jobs are better than 2001, and 1991, worse than ’82. Industrial production is better than 91/01, and almost as good as 82.

Where this recovery is much much worse than typical: Unemployment rates, Long Term unemployed, Construction employment, housing starts, financial service employment (duh), state and local government hiring.

Recessions and Recoveries Are Not All the Same [2]
NYT, September 24, 2010

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[1] Image: http://www.nytimes.com/imagepages/2010/09/24/business/20100925-CHARTS-graphic.html?ref=economy

[2] Recessions and Recoveries Are Not All the Same: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/25/business/economy/25charts.html

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