Joe Fleming

Joe Fleming is a senior associate with Pew’s state fiscal health project. His work focuses on economic and fiscal trends across states as part of the Fiscal 50 online platform, primarily on issues of income, budget reserves, and long-term obligations.

Would You Know if Your State Was in a Recession?

By: , and - September 14, 2017

  An oil drilling rig in Harrison Bay, Alaska in February, 2017. Officials in three oil and natural gas states—Alaska, Louisiana, and Oklahoma—have declared recessions in recent years after crude prices fell. © Daniel Acker/Bloomberg/Getty Images Even as the U.S. experiences the third-longest economic expansion on record, state-level slowdowns have emerged, raising tough-to-answer questions about […]