o The Great Depression took place from 1930 to 1939.
o During this time the prices of stock fell 40%.
o 9,000 banks went out of business.
o 9 million savings accounts were wiped out.
o 86,000 businesses failed.
o Wages were decreased by an average of 60%.
o The unemployment rate went from 9% all the way to 25%.
o About 15 million jobless people.
o Below are two charts that represent the amount of
people who were unemployed.