How will we know if the US economy is in a recession?
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) – The government’s report Thursday that the economy grew at a 1.1% annual rate last quarter signaled that one of the most-anticipated recessions in recent U.S. history has yet to arrive.
Many economists, though, still expect a recession to hit as soon as the current April-June quarter – or soon thereafter.
The economy’s expansion in the first three months of the year was driven mostly by healthy consumer spending, yet shoppers turned more cautious toward the end of the quarter. Businesses also cut their spending on equipment, a trend that has continued.
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4/27/2023 2:48:01 PM (GMT -5:00)