The Very Latest Economic Data

United States Growth Tracker

World Economics
22 July 2020
Speed Read
  • Key indicators show economic growth continuing firmly in contraction in July.
  • Consumer and Business Sentiment fell sharply in March to June, a small uptick has been noted as businesses continue to return to work.
  • Unemployment claims eased very slightly in May and June but sit at -9% year-on-year .
  • • Industrial production in June was at least 10% less than a year ago.

GDP Growth

Real GDP Growth 1961 - 2018

Since 1961, annual American real GDP growth has been following a falling trend year-on-year.

Quarterly Real GDP Growth Q1 2008 - Q1 2020 ($billion, 2009 chained)



Leading & Composite Indicators

OECD Composite Leading Indicator

The OECD Composite Leading Indicator® (CLI) is designed “to provide early signals of turning points between expansions and slowdowns of economic activity”. The components include: Dwellings started (number), Net new orders for durable goods, share prices: NYSE composite, consumer sentiment indicator, weekly hours of work: manufacturing, purchasing managers index, and the spread of interest rates. 


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