Recession is a decline in activity across the economy lasting longer than a few months. It is visible in industrial production, employment, real income, and wholesale-retail trade. The technical indicator of a recession is two consecutive quarters of negative economic growth as measured by a country’s gross domestic product (GDP). A recession is typically accompanied by an increase in unemployment. It is generally considered less severe than a depression, and if a recession continues long enough it is often then classified as a depression.
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