Lessons from the Great Recession of 2008 Posted in: News The devastating economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has drawn comparisons with a previous U.S. economic calamity – The Great Recession of 2008. That crisis, similar to the current one, included high unemployment, a plunging stock market, and government stimulus packages. While the population wonders how and when the U.S. economy ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!