The Great Recession is now history — much as its recently-announced end took us by surprise. At 18 months, from December 2007 through June 2009, it is the longest since World War 2. And arguably, one that has changed us — our spending and saving habits, our career prospects, our view of homeownership and “the American Dream” — for good.
Some would argue that the recession started well before December 2007 — and many would argue that it’s hardly ended yet. Indeed, if you look at unemployment and the housing market, you’d hardly think we are doing much better today than we were during the recession’s strongest grip. So we decided to take a look at the major events of the past three years. For the highlights, see our infographic — the Recession Timeline Diorama.
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