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Recession Odds: Still High—But Forecasts Better Than Expected

Posted on AllSides January 27th, 2023
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Inflation has begun to ease and economists are weighing the odds of the possibility of a recession in 2023—and while it still seems likely, it’s not nearly the sure bet it seemed just months ago.

A recession is defined by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)—the official recession scorekeeper—as “a significant decline in economic activity that is spread across the economy and that lasts more than a few months,” though economists also believe two consecutive quarters of negative economic growth constitute a technical recession.

While the NBER can use indicators to...

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