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Google search interest for ‘recession’ up big amid inflation

Yahoo Finance's Brian Sozzi discusses Google search interest for 'recession' and how it might indicate that an economic slowdown is top of mind for consumers.

Video Transcript

BRIAN SOZZI: All right. Concerns about a US recession are top of mind among households according to the latest Google trends data. Google searches for the word "recession," as you can see there, have risen four-fold since February. Search activity for recessions are at their highest level since the height of the COVID-19 growth scare in April 2020.