US Economic Update: December 2016

After a strong third quarter, the US economy remains on a solid footing based on the most recent partial indicators.

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Key points:

  • The US economy remains on a solid footing, although growth is likely to moderate in the December quarter.
  • After the large fall in the unemployment rate in November, the Fed looks set to raise the feds fund rate this month.
  • We have incorporated an allowance for fiscal stimulus starting in the second half of 2017, leading to an increase in our 2018 GDP growth forecast.

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