The Great Recession in the U.S. - Statistics & Facts

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Official duration of the recession, 2007-2009
18 months
Percentage change in the annual closing price of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, 2008
Largest bankruptcy in U.S. history, September 2008
Lehman Brothers (691 billion U.S. dollars)

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