It's been a long time since the GFC. So long that many people can't remember exactly when it ended. According to the NBER it was in June 2009. That was a long time ago. So long ago that around 47.2 million U.S. citizens were not even alive yet. We know that you have a hard time remembering exactly when that was. Why should you? You are busy and important. So we created something to take the effort out of it all. It is called lastrecession.com, the foremost count-up recession clock on the web.
At the same time we want to help you keep an eye on the next one, so we created an indicators page just for you. Just click this link. We update this page daily so that you can keep abreast of what is going on on in the U.S. economy.
We also want to educate you on recessions, so we added a table with the NBER dates, and links to the appropriate webpage.
Lastly, we are working on a daily update on the economy using our artificially intelligent economist. This is one is a work in process, and we are still working teaching it both grammar and the day of the week. So please mind the dust.
If you like the site, please feel free to link, blog or tweet on it. And please come back regularly. We update our data early in the morning so you can be ready for your day, and we are hoping to roll out some great new features in 2018.