Economic Slowdown

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Economic Slowdown

A situation in which GDP growth slows but does not decline. For example, if GDP goes from 5% growth to 3% growth, an economy is experiencing a slowdown. Most analysts do not consider a slowdown to be a recession, but unemployment may rise and productivity may decline. See also: Depression.
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The primary risk to the forecast is that the slowdown we envision turns into something worse," Shulman cautioned.
He credits some of the tightness to the usual winter slowdown.
The entry server market, servers priced less than $100,000, were least impacted by the Y2K slowdown with a strong growth rate of nearly 13 percent in 1999.
The payroll slowdown from an increase of 210,000 jobs in December to 134,000 in January was centered in services, which is not the usual pattern of a slowdown.
ILWU leaders have denied any intentional slowdown but said the pace was slowed by an increase in the number of cargo containers coming through ports, coupled with a lack of skilled workers to move the cargo.
Despite the continued slowdown of the world economy that contributed to our revenue decline, Schnitzer Steel was able to increase its margins and significantly improve fourth quarter results," says company president Robert Philip.
The union prepared for the slowdown by publishing and distributing a booklet entitled, "The Inside Game -- How To Put Pressure on Your Employer While Staying on the Job," the company said in its suit.
Visitors to the sites recording such downtime or slowdowns would have received error messages or experienced significant slowdowns, with pages taking up to 8 times longer to download than normal.
And a potential slowdown would obviously affect the supply and demand of different goods.
Despite the poor performance of a couple notable retailers, the overall performance of retailers was positive, with most retailers experiencing little or no slowdowns or downtime.
About 300 deputies participated in a work slowdown Tuesday, although schedules were modified to minimize the impact on the courts, officials said.