Financial Crisis: The Economic Wreckage The recession has had taken a dramatic toll on employment, housing and personal finances since it began in December 2007.
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Financial Crisis: The Economic Wreckage

The recession has had taken a dramatic toll on employment, housing and personal finances since it began in December 2007. Track the impact in the charts below.

  • S & P 500 Stock Index
  • Employment
  • Foreclosures
  • Bankruptcies

Nonfarm Employment, December 2007-August 2009 (in millions)

Nonfarm Employment, December 2007-August 2009

U.S. Foreclosures, December 2007-July 2009

U.S. Foreclosures, December 2007-July 2009

U.S. Bankruptcies, December 2007-June 2009

U.S. Bankruptcies, December 2007-June 2009

S&P 500 Stock Index At Month's End, December 2007-August 2009

S&P 500 Stock Index At Month's End, December 2007-August 2009

The recession has had taken a dramatic toll on employment, housing and personal finances since it began in December 2007.