Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Chart of the Day

From the August 12th Market Watch:
Greece's long-running recession deepened in the second quarter while unemployment rose as government austerity measures took hold, official statistics showed Thursday.

Greek gross domestic product contracted 1.5% compared to the first quarter, the statistics agency said. GDP declined 0.8% in the first three months of the year.

The Greek economy has contracted on a quarterly basis for seven consecutive quarters. Second-quarter GDP dropped by 3.5% compared to the same period last year.

Economists had forecast a 1% quarterly drop.

The statistics agency also said the unemployment rate rose to 12% in May from 11.9% in April.
Is Greece (and other similar countries) a leading indicator for California? Don't count on being saved by the stimulus package.

(via Exchequer)

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