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Economic Viewpoint

A New US Economy?

February 27, 2024
Francis Généreux
Principal Economist

The US economy has been surprisingly resilient in the face of high interest rates and numerous other headwinds. At the same time, fresh projections from the Congressional Budget Office suggest potential GDP growth could be higher than previously forecast. And those numbers don’t take into account the recent increase in worker productivity. If the US continues to make solid productivity gains, it could mean faster potential GDP growth and slower inflation.

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