Your best bet in a recession:
-Public sector ( thanks to govt stimulus packages)
-Education ( always growth in down economy-ppl outta work go study)
-Healthcare ( prob the most recession resistant of all sectors- ppl get sick no matter how the economy is holding)
- Food and beverages ( expecially foodservice, except less discretionary/high end restaurants, etc)
Forget about most other sectors, especially finance/investments,etc.