Infographic: Head-to-Head Between The Great Depression & Great Recession

July 30, 2012Marketsby EW News Desk Team

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The recessionary period following the 2008 financial crisis has often been compared to the Great Depression in 1929. But how do these two financial events actually compare?

Check out this infographic, which highlights and compares key economic metrics in the United States both during Great Depression and the so-called "Great Recession" that we're experiencing now - including unemployment rates, bank failures and state spending.

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Infographic: The Great Depression vs. The Great Recession

The Great Depression vs. The Great Recession by Payday Loan.co.uk