PODCAST: CUNA economists provide an updated forecast

Coronavirus outbreak has created rapid, widespread, and severe economic disruption.

Samira Salem, senior policy analyst; Jordan van Rijn, senior economist; and Mike Schenk, chief economist and deputy chief advocacy officer.

When consumers drive 70% of economic activity, as they do in the U.S., any significant disruption to peoples’ lives will have a corresponding impact on the economy.

That is certainly the case with the coronavirus outbreak, which has created rapid, widespread, and severe economic disruption.

As a result, CUNA economists have revised their 2020 economic growth forecast from 1.8% to -2.25%. They also adjusted their outlook for the unemployment rate from 3.5% to 6.5%.

 

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