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These 5 charts show how the coronavirus crisis has dwarfed the Great Recession in just 2 months

2 days ago   |   By Business Insider

It's been about two months since the US began sweeping lockdowns to contain the spread of coronavirus
The economic pain of the coronavirus-induced recession swiftly overtook that of the Great Recession in that short time as millions of Americans have lost jobs, businesses remain frozen, and consumer spending has taken a major hit.
See below for five charts that show how the coronavirus-induced economic downturn compares to the Great Recession.
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