The LEAP Report® – April Edition
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Job Market Perspective
The national economy is finally breaking the cycle of anemic growth after a protracted recovery that had endured nine years. Revised economic data found that domestic demand increased in the fourth quarter at a robust rate of 3.5%, the fastest pace in two years. The revised data also revealed that GDP increased at a 2.1% annual rate in 2016, instead of the previously reported 1.9%. According to a survey of 50 professional forecasters, job growth is expected to pick up this year; and real GDP is expected to increase 2.3% in 2017, before accelerating to 2.5% in 2018. Another report published by Deloitte shows 83% of surveyed executives, from privately held and mid-market companies, are confident that the U.S. economy will improve over the next two years compared to 65% last year. The positive sentiment was echoed by the American Consumer in March. According to a survey published by the Conference Board, American Consumers’ attitude toward current business and labor market conditions jumped in March to the highest level 17 years! Although the data provided in this article may provide justification for a celebratory job search or additional new hire, economists have emphasized that both oil prices and long-term interest rates are expected to increase at a more pronounced pace this year.
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