What Broke U.S. Recession Indicators | Mark Zandi

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In an interview with CNBC’s Andrea Miller, Zandi said a recession did not occur in the first half of this year. Zandi called employment levels the “most important indicator[s]” of a recession. With unemployment at the low rate of 3.5%, he doesn’t buy the view that two back-to-back quarters of negative growth alone are sufficient to make for a recession.

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