Definitions for "Lagging indicator"
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Old news. Some economic statistics move weeks or months after changes in the business cycle.
A measure, usually economic, that occurs after others. The opposite of a leading indicator. Examples of lagging indicators are unemployment rates (because unemployment rises late in the usual economic cycle), and official statistics (lagging in a different sense, because they can take years to be published).
A measure of past performance (e.g. financial results from the previous fiscal year).