Friday, June 12, 2009

The Recession in Historical Context…

Here’s a quarterly report by Paul Swartz of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). It contains a lot of good charts with comparisons of today’s recession to the Great Depression and to the average Post WWII recession.

Keep in mind, however, that many of these charts are based upon data that is NOT COMPARABLE. Unemployment rate, for example, being one that is not even close to comparable. Still, overall a nice study in charts:

The Recession in Historical Context…