Current Economic Conditions Of The United States Economy

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Current Economic Conditions

• As previously stated in the executive summary, the United States’ economy is currently stagnating. From week to week we may see a rise in one indicator while there is a fall in another indicator, but none of the rises or falls are drastic enough to have an overwhelming impact on the economy as a whole. Although the economy is not near as strong as it was before the 2008-2009 recession, arguably one of the biggest economic crises of the past decade, there has been much growth and strength throughout the past few years with this year being the first year in which the economy is in somewhat of a holding pattern. I believe, that even with the little growth and movement of the United States economy over the past year, it is still perhaps one of the strongest economies in the world at the moment.

• The rise and fall of GDP over a specific period of time is, in many cases, the number one indicator for how the economy is doing. Being the output of final goods and services, GDP works well with consumer confidence and provides a good idea as to the general health of the economy. By looking at Figure 1, we can see that GDP rose steeply after the 20008-2009 recession and has continued to remain strong with relatively little movement since 2010. In the most recent quarters, 2014 and 2015, GDP has declined a little, but the decline is in no way too drastic nor did it have any significant impact on the economy. This slight decline is more like GDP…
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