11 years with less than 3% growth–2 1/2 times any other stretch

As of the end of 2016 the US has gone 11 years, since 2006, with less than 3% economic growth. 2016 had a pitiful 1.6% growth rate, less than 2015.  According to CNSnews:

prior to this period, the longest stretch of years when real GDP did not grow by at least 3.0 percent, as calculated by the BEA, was the four-year stretch from 1930 to 1933. That was during the Great Depression.

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Roy Cordato / Senior Economist and Resident Scholar

Roy Cordato is Senior Economist and Resident Scholar at the John Locke Foundation. From January 2001 to March 2017, he held the position of Vice President for Research at the ...

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