Q1 GDP Growth = 0.1%

The government reported that the economy grew by a measly 0.1% in the first quarter of this year. That’s a terrible number. Obviously, the weather was an issue, but even so, 0.1% is very bad.

This was the worst quarter for the economy since the first quarter of 2011. We barely came in below the growth rate of the fourth quarter of 2012. Over the last seven years, the economy has grown by 8.3% in real terms. In the last 32 quarters, economic growth has topped 3.2% only five times. The U.S. economy grew less over the last 14 years than it did in the seven years prior to that.

Posted by on April 30th, 2014 at 9:27 am

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