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GDP Unexpectedly Decreases in the First Quarter

In the first quarter of 2022, real GDP declined for the first time since the pandemic recession, as inflation surged to a 40-year high and supply chain disruptions remain persistent. This quarter’s decrease reflected a deceleration in private inventory investment, decreases in exports and government spending and an increase in imports. According to the “advance” estimate  released by the Bureau… Read More ›

Inventories Boost Fourth Quarter GDP Growth

Real GDP growth accelerated in the fourth quarter of 2021 despite omicron’s spread. This quarter’s growth reflected strong gains in private inventory investment and consumer spending. According to the “advance” estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), real gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 6.9% in the fourth quarter of 2021, after a disappointing 2.3%… Read More ›

Economic Growth Decelerates in the Third Quarter of 2021

Real GDP growth slowed to a moderate pace in the third quarter of 2021, as supply-chain disruptions continued, the cost of living rose, and 4.3 million workers quit their jobs. According to the “advance” estimate  released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), real gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 2.0% in the third quarter of… Read More ›

Strong Gain for Consumption in the First Quarter of 2021

In the first quarter of 2021, real GDP surged and approached its pre-pandemic level as the economy continued to reopen. This quarter’s growth reflected strong gains for consumer and government spending. According to the “advance” estimate  released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), real gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 6.4% in the first quarter… Read More ›

State-Level GDP in 2020

Real gross domestic product (GDP) decreased in all 50 states and the District of Columbia in 2020 compared to 2019 as a result of widespread economic shutdown due to COVID-19. According to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), the percent change in real GDP ranged from 0.1 percent decline in Utah to 8.0 percent decline in Hawaii. Nationwide, growth in… Read More ›

U.S. GDP Expanded in the Fourth Quarter

The U.S. economy continued to grow in the fourth quarter of 2020 but was remained below pre-recession levels. This quarter’s growth reflected both the economic recovery from the current recession and the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the “advance” estimate  released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), real gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual… Read More ›