In all the discussions of the real GDP release I did not see this comparison, and I thought it should be made. So far real GDP has increased 2.7% as compared to an average of 4.3% in recoveries since 1950. The range is from a high of 6.8% in 1958 to a low of 1.5% in 1991.
P.S. If anyone knows how to shift the dates on a bar chart with negative values down to the bottom of the chart please use the comments to explain how.