A recession is a significant, widespread, and prolonged downturn in economic activity. A common rule of thumb is that two consecutive quarters of negative gross domestic product [Gross domestic product] (GDP) growth mean recession, although more complex formulas are also used.

(“Recession: What Is It and What Causes It” n.d.)


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