How Far Will the U.S. Economy Plunge During Lockdown?

by Wolf Richter
Wolf Street

“Three times deeper than the Great Recession?”

No one has ever been through an economy where enormous shifts have occurred, from one day to the next, shutting down part of the economy but also generating sectors that are vastly more vibrant than ever before. Monthly or quarterly economic indicators leave us in the dark because they lag too far behind and are at the moment largely useless. What we need is high-frequency data – daily and weekly that track this shifting economy in near-real time.

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