U.S. Economy

Anatomy of a Recession


How close could we be to the next recession —
and what should we watch for in the months ahead?
How close could we be to the next recession? Will growth hold steady, weaken or pick up by the end of 2019? What factors are most important to watch to help keep on track? ClearBridge Investments' Recession Risk Dashboard offers valuable answers, tracking key data along four vital economic fault lines. Discover how the Dashboard works and how it can help you stay prepared for changes ahead — with Anatomy of a Recession

U.S. Recession Risk Indicators

12 variables have historically foreshadowed a looming recession
Data as of August 30, 2019. Source: BLS, Federal Reserve, Census Bureau, ISM, BEA, American Chemistry Council, American Trucking Association, Conference Board, and Bloomberg.

Indicators From Past Recessions

12 variables have historically foreshadowed a looming recession
Data as of August 30, 2019. Source: BLS, Federal Reserve, Census Bureau, ISM, BEA, American Chemistry Council, American Trucking Association, Conference Board, and Bloomberg.

The 2008 Recession

Case Study: 2006-2009
Source: BLS, Federal Reserve, Census Bureau, ISM, BEA, American Chemistry Council, American Trucking Association, Conference Board, and Bloomberg.

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