Data Point – GDP rose faster than first thought: 3.0%

by Skip

A bit of good news – the pace of the economy is actually doing better than initial reports (reformatted, emphasis mine):

The U.S. economy grew faster than initially thought in the second quarter, notching its quickest pace in more than two years, and there are signs that the momentum was sustained at the start of the third quarter. Gross domestic product increased at a 3.0 percent annual rate in the April-June period, the Commerce Department said in its second estimate on Wednesday.

The upward revision from the 2.6 percent pace reported last month reflected robust consumer spending as well as strong business investment.  Growth last quarter was the strongest since the first quarter of 2015 and followed a 1.2 percent pace in the January-March period. Economists had expected that second-quarter GDP growth would be raised to a 2.7 percent rate.

Here’s to hoping that this continues!

(H/T: Reuters via  Conservative Treehouse)

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  • William

    Soooo El Presidentes GDP number were “revised” every single quarter? If it wasnt every single one it was easily the overwhelming majority, and always downward. Like journalistic arsonists that throw out their bombs knowing they are lies, only to retract days and weeks later with the typical non-apology apology. So here we go again with another…hm…revision… hm, er…. upwards….

    hehheh

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