United States Growth Tracker
19 June 2020
- Key indicators show economic growth continued to plummet dramatically in May.
- Consumer and Business Sentiment fell sharply in April and May, a small uptick has been noted as businesses return to work
- Unemployment claims eased very slightly in May.
- Data shows how business activity has been badly affected by the Covid-19 virus.
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.