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Lagging Indicator  

Definition 1.

A measurable economic factor that changes after the economy has already begun to follow a particular pattern or trend.
 

Definition 2.

An economic indicator that changes after the overall economy has changed; examples include labor costs, business spending, the unemployment rate, the prime rate, outstanding bank loans, and inventory book value.
 
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