The latest GDP report fuels recession fears
According to some definitions, the United States has technically entered a recession after the economy shrank for the second straight quarter. Biden responded on Thursday to the report. According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the second quarter's GDP fell 0.9 percent at an annualized rate, following a drop of 1.6 percent in the first quarter.
Recessions and expansions are officially declared by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). A date for the organization's official economic judgment has not yet been set.
“Coming off of last year’s historic economic growth–and regaining all the private sector jobs lost during the pandemic crisis–it’s no surprise that the economy is slowing down as the Federal Reserve acts to bring down inflation,”
After Thursday's data was released, Biden released a statement. We are on the right path, and we will emerge stronger and more secure as a result of this transition, even as we face historic global challenges."
28 July 2022