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Recession 2021

2020 was a year of health crisis. 2021 will be a year of economic crisis.

First published
Monday 19 October 2020

Last updated
Monday 8 February 2021

Why this story?

This was a year of health crisis. 2021 will be a year of economic crisis. These two events are, of course, not unconnected – by forcing lockdown on millions of people and businesses around the world, the pandemic has slowed growth, decimated workforces, and reshaped entire industries.

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Credits

Editor Peter Hoskin, Ceri Thomas
Images Jon Jones
Design Oliver Bothwell
Graphics Chris Newell