Historical evidence for the U.S. economy indicates that
recessions have occurred roughly once every six years since the 1960s.
the unemployment rate usually decreases during a recession and increases shortly after the recession ends.
real GDP usually remains roughly constant during a recession and decreases shortly after the recession ends.
changes in real GDP over the business cycle are largely attributable to changes in investment over the business cycle.
Which of the following is most commonly used to monitor short-run changes in economic activity?
the inflation rate
During recessions investment
falls by a larger percentage than GDP.
falls by about the same percentage as GDP.
falls by a smaller percentage than GDP.
falls but the percentage change is sometimes much larger and sometimes much smaller