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(Please note this post is the latest update to a series of articles, the last being on March 14.)

I find the following charts to be disturbing. These charts would be disturbing at any point in the economic cycle; that they (on average) depict such a tenuous situation now - 49 months after the official (as per the 9-20-10 NBER announcement) June 2009 end of the recession - is especially notable.

These charts raise a lot of questions. As well, they highlight the "atypical" nature of our economic situation from a long-term historical perspective.

All of these charts (except one, as noted) are from the Federal Reserve, and represent the most recently updated data.

The following 8 charts are from the St. Louis Federal Reserve:

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Housing starts (last updated 6-18-13):

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The Federal Deficit (last updated 4-19-13):

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Federal Net Outlays (last updated 4-19-13):

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State & Local Personal Income Tax Receipts (% Change from Year Ago)(last updated 3-28-13):

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Total Loans and Leases of Commercial Banks (% Change from Year Ago)(last updated 6-28-13):

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Bank Credit - All Commercial Banks (% Change from Year Ago)(last updated 6-28-13):

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M1 Money Multiplier (last updated 6-20-13):

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Median Duration of Unemployment (last updated 6-7-13):

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This next chart is from the CalculatedRisk.com blog post of June 7, 2013, titled "May Employment Report: 175,000 Jobs, 7.6% Unemployment Rate" and it shows (in red) the relative length and depth of this downturn and subsequent recovery from an employment perspective:

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This last chart is of the Chicago Fed National Activity Index (CFNAI, and its 3-month moving average CFNAI-MA3) and it depicts broad-based economic activity (last updated 6-24-13):

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I will continue to update these charts on an intermittent basis as they deserve close monitoring…

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Source: 10 Scary Charts: July 2, 2013 Update