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Fall 2017


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Welcome to Beaconomics, a forecast for the United States and California economies.

This succinct, quarterly outlook delivers up-to-date analysis of leading indicators driving the state and national economies, including GDP growth, employment, housing and commercial real estate markets, taxable sales, international trade, and more.


U.S., California Economic Growth Steady... But Read The Fine Print

The U.S. economy is expected to continue its expansion, growing at a slightly faster rate in 2017 than it has over the past two years – and short of some major change or upset in government policy, the outlook for 2018 is remarkably similar.

In the latest edition of Beaconomics, U.S. GDP growth came in at 3% in the second quarter, the best growth rate since the first quarter of 2015 and making up for a weak first quarter. The newly released outlook estimates national growth for the rest of the year to be...



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