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Depression

A depression is a lengthy and severe recession. Economists define a slump as a 10-percent, across-the-board decline in economic activity. A depression is a particularly severe slump. The most famous example of a depression is the Great Depression, when economic output fell by 30 percent and the unemployment rate rose to 17 percent.