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The FRB of Minneapolis has had similar charts that they've been updating monthly, although they tweak the format occasionally.

http://www.minneapolisfed.org/publications_papers/studies/recession_perspective/index.cfm

The interesting question is whether we should count 1948, as the FRB charts do. That recession still exceeds the current one, and it must have been particularly scary coming after the Depression and World War II. Many news articles do not.

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