Pandemic recession ended in April 2020, shortest on record

THE NATIONAL RECESSION that broke out with onset of the pandemic officially ended in April 2020, making it the shortest downturn on record, according to the committee of economists that determines when recessions begin and end. / AP FILE PHOTO/RICH PEDRONCELLI
WASHINGTON (AP) – It hit like a derailed train, was hugely destructive but short-lived. The recession that broke out with the onset of the coronavirus pandemic lasted just two months, officially ended in April 2020. That makes it the shortest downturn on record, according to the committee of economists that determines when recessions begin and…

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