The Conference Board uses cookies to improve our website, enhance your experience, and deliver relevant messages and offers about our products. Detailed information on the use of cookies on this site is provided in our cookie policy. For more information on how The Conference Board collects and uses personal data, please visit our privacy policy. By continuing to use this Site or by clicking "OK", you consent to the use of cookies. 
The Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

Increasing positive trends in the U.S. economy, but can they be sustained?

  • Economic conditions in United States continue to firm up, while global economic activity softens
  • Global manufacturing is a bright spot as the cycle bottoms out
  • The improvement of the labor market is key, but presents risks of a trade-off
    between more jobs and weaker productivity gains
  • Acceleration in inflation is unlikely—commodity prices are lower, inflation expectations
    stable, and there is large excess slack in the economy
  • Higher gasoline and oil prices are more of a tax on the consumer and lead to slower
    economic growth, rather than higher inflation
  • Accommodating monetary policy will most likely remain, as long as output gap remains large

Pricing
Economics Watch Reports (10 pgs)
Members: Sign in to see if this product is complimentary with your membership.
Non-members: Not available
(Email us to learn more about membership
)