U.S. Macro Outlook, Q1 2017

by James Lane | May 19, 2017
Economic assumptions for baseline and alternative scenario forecasts

2017 U.S. Outlook: Keep Calm and Grow 2%

The U.S. economic expansion is in its eighth year and showing no signs that it will end soon.  At the same time, it's difficult to envision a sudden burst that wold propel growth onto a much higher trajectory.  Most likely is that 2017 will bring a familiar dose of 2% GDP growth and 150,000 new jobs per month, as the EA baseline forecast assumes. 

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