Unemployment is the key measure that signals whether or not a depression has begun, and by the SGS measures we are rapidly approaching the 25% unemployment rate usually mentioned as the most important signpost marking the depths of the Great Depression. That high rate of unemployment cut a wide-swath of misery through the American population.
Given the current 17.5% rate of unemployment, it would appear that I am not far off the mark to suggest that we have entered another Great Depression, and I am not alone in my thinking. Others who are more attuned to the economic situation see it the same way as I do.
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