U.S. Outlook: Winter 2013

The Conference Board of Canada, 13 pages, January 2013
Report by Kip Beckman
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This quarterly report focuses on the latest economic developments in the U.S. economy, tracking trends in labour, consumer, energy and housing markets, and examining industries and regions. Monetary and fiscal policy assumptions are also included.

Document Highlights

  • The U.S. economy will expand by a tepid 2.3 per cent in 2013.
  • The partial agreement to avoid a recession will enable the deficit to decline over the near to medium term.
  • The unemployment rate will gradually drop to close to 7 per cent by the end of 2014.

Table of Contents

U.S. Outlook—U.S. Avoids Fiscal Cliff and Recession

  • Aggregate Demand
  • Financial and Currency Markets
  • Fiscal Policy
  • Labour Markets
  • Regional Outlook

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