GDP Archive

The Latest on GDP

The economy popped out nicely in the second quarter.  The measurement of everything Americans produced increased by 4.2 percent.  Such a growth rate, if it can be sustained, means measurably higher future income and about 3 million net new...

Latest GDP: Second Quarter

There was a sharp bounce back in GDP in the second quarter, with a 4 percent growth rate. This assures that a recession is not in the cards and that job gains will continue. Gross Domestic Product, or GDP,...

Economic Forecast

The economy shrank big time in the first quarter.  However, there were many transitory temporary factors that passed through, which will begin to reverse in the upcoming quarters.  No recession is on the horizon.  The economic expansion, however, will...

The Latest on GDP

In each Economic Update, the Research staff analyzes recently released economic indicators and addresses what these indicators mean for REALTORS® and their clients. Today’s update discusses the GDP....

Commercial Fundamentals Point to Steady Growth In Second Half of 2013

After gross domestic product revisions, business spending shows growing confidence in the first half of the year. The first quarter spending was down 4.6 percent, with a decline driven by a 25.7 percent drop in spending on commercial structures....