MA’s Chris Varvares, senior managing director at Macroeconomic Advisers, discusses jobs and immigration with Tyler Mathisen and Sue Herera on CNBC’s Nightly Business Report. Click here to watch the video.
Monthly GDP rose 0.4% in June following a 1.1% increase in May that was revised up from a previously reported 0.7% gain. The increase in June was mainly accounted for by estimated increases in nonfarm inventory investment and net exports. Domestic final sales were essentially flat in June, as a solid increase in PCE was offset by decreases in fixed investment and the portion of monthly GDP not covered by the monthly source data. The data on monthly GDP through June are consistent with our latest tracking estimate of 2.9% GDP growth in the second quarter. Click here for more information on MA’s Monthly GDP measure.