The Graphic Truth: Americans googling the economy


Will the US economy go into a recession this year? As always, economists disagree: inflation hawks like Larry Summers believe it’s almost inevitable, while doves point to the recent robust jobs report to insist we shouldn’t panic yet. Still, ordinary Americans are very concerned, which explains why Google searches for the word “recession” have jumped four-fold since Russia invaded Ukraine in late February. We take a look at searches for this term, as well as other economy-related topics Americans have been googling over the past year.

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