How do I find a list of U.S. business cycle expansions and contractions?

Visit the National Bureau of Economic Research Business Cycle Expansions and Contractions for the dates of U.S. business cycles and their duration in months.


Search the Bureau of Economic Analysis


The Economic Cycle Research Institute has data back to 1948 for 21 countries.


Go to Fraser - The Federal Reserve Archival System for Economic Research, available from the St. Louis Fed.

Fraser includes:

  • Bank Statistics 1896-1955
  • Annual Statistical Digest
  • Banking and Monetary Statistics 1941-1970
  • Business Conditions Digest
  • Business Cycle Developments
  • Business Statistics (suppl. to Survey of Current Business)
  • Concordance of Statistics
  • Economic Indicators
  • Productivity and Costs

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Last Updated: Dec 18, 2019     Views: 14

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