The Sahm Rule is at its highest point in two decades excluding Covid/GFC

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The Sahm rule indicates that we are in recession if it breaches 0.5%. It currently sits at 0.37% which is the highest it has been since 2003 when the economy is not in a recessionary environment.

The rule has been in a clear uptrend since January. Another minor rise in unemployment may tip the indicator over it’s 0.5% threshold which would indicate that the U.S. is actively in recession.

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Would like to hear everyone’s thoughts. Interest rates are now starting to bite and it is slowly reflecting in the jobs data. May and June’s jobs data will be crucial to watch.

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