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United States economic outlook: 2020 in review and early 2021 developments

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Corporate author:
  • NU. CEPAL
32 p. Editorial: ECLAC May 2021

Description

The United States economy contracted by 3.5% in 2020 —the worst performance since the Second World War— but is currently expected to grow by an estimated 6.5% in 2021, the fastest pace in three decades. While there is optimism for the growth outlook this year and beyond, uncertainty and risks prevail.
The United States economic outlook: 2020 in review and early 2021 developments presents and analyses the developments in the United States economy in 2020 and early 2021, and examines how they could affect financial conditions in Latin America and the Caribbean. The report includes a gender focus on the impact of the pandemic on the labour market.