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July 1993

Industry employment and the 1990-91 recession

Christopher J. Singleton

During the most recent economic downturn, job losses were less severe overall, but were more widespread than in prior recessions. The ensuing recovery proved less than vigorous. This article details the job performance of nonfarm industries during the 1990-91 recession, both as officially delineated and over specific cycles corresponding to their employment downturns and subsequent recoveries.

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