While watching this video the speaker says:

[5:03]: The economy is now flat

What does "flat" exactly mean in this context?

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    It means that charts showing economic indicators such as GDP, average earnings, etc. are flatlining (at a low level and not increasing). – FumbleFingers Nov 24 '17 at 13:29
  • Draw a graph of some economic measure, such as GDP. Is the graph line rising, falling, or flat? – Hot Licks Nov 24 '17 at 14:30

Meaning of "flat" Cambridge Dictionary:

If profits, sales, etc. are flat, they are not growing or increasing:

So when the speaker says "the economy is now flat", he is stating that there hasn't been any remarkable shift (increase or decrease) in the economy.

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