Montrose Economic Update: September 2017

Sep 21, 2017 | News, Newsletter

Dave Robinson. 
Montrose Group.

American economic growth continues heading into the fourth quarter of 2017 but not at the pace hoped for. Key data points related to the current performance of the U.S. economy include the following:

  • Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 3.0 percent in the second quarter of 2017, according to the “second” estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis following a 1.2 percent increase in the first quarter;
  • Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased in 43 states and the District of Columbia in the first quarter of 2017, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. Real GDP by state growth in the first quarter ranged from 3.9 percent in Texas to -4.0 percent in Nebraska (see chart below).
  • In July, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers increased 0.1 percent seasonally adjusted; rising 1.7 percent over the last 12 months, not seasonally adjusted and the index for all items less food and energy rose 0.1 percent in July- up 1.7 percent over the year;

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