2012 In The Economy

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2012 In The Economy

Economic indicators improved marginally during the year, with the unemployment rate falling slightly and housing prices finally starting to rebound, but the recovery from the Great Recession remained far from robust. How did 2012’s lackluster economy affect you?

  • “I try not to let stuff like macroeconomics affect me.”

    Bob Zondag
    Tow Truck Dispatcher
  • “I’ve noticed the empty cans and bottles I collect for a living are increasingly off-brand.”

    Gerard Atkinson
    Unemployed
  • “I had to make a lot of tough business decisions since nobody on my staff voted the way I told them to.”

    Yvonne Duda
    Chief Executive Officer