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Then and now: 16 ways the US has changed since the Great Recession

GOBankingRates Logo By Cameron Huddleston of GOBankingRates | Slide 1 of 17: In December 2007, the United States entered into the longest recession it's been in since World War II. Because the economic downturn was so severe, the recovery since the end of the Great Recession in June 2009 was slow, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.But how is the nation as a whole doing now compared with where it was 10 years ago, at the start of the Great Recession? GOBankingRates looked at economic trends to find out how well our nation has recovered.Click through to see how the U.S. has changed since the Great Recession.

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In December 2007, the United States entered into the longest recession it's been in since World War II. Because the economic downturn was so severe, the recovery since the end of the Great Recession in June 2009 was slow, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

But how is the nation as a whole doing now compared with where it was 10 years ago, at the start of the Great Recession? GOBankingRates looked at economic trends to find out how well our nation has recovered.

Click through to see how the U.S. has changed since the Great Recession.

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