5 Longest Periods of U.S. Economic Decline

The National Bureau of Economic Research reports the U.S. has been in a recession since December 2007.

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1. October 1873-March 1879 (65 months)

2. August 1929-March 1933 (43 months)

3. March 1882-May 1885 (38 months)

4. April 1865-December 1867 (32 months)

5. January 1910-January 1912 (24 months)

Source: National Bureau of Economic Research