The U.S. Economic Month at a Glance: August 2017

The Conference Board of Canada, August 8, 2017
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A snapshot of the U.S. economy for the last six months.

Document Highlights

  • The economy generated 209,000 new positions in July and the unemployment rate dropped to 4.3 per cent.
  • The U.S. dollar has weakened recently, due in part to the President’s stalled legislative agenda.
  • The economy grew at an annualized pace of 2.6 per cent in the second quarter.

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