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Economy

The U.S economy is recovering rapidly and is expected to yield inflation-adjusted growth of 7.2% over the four quarters of this year before easting to a still-robust 3.1% in 2022, according to the latest forecast of the American Bankers Association’s Economic Advisory Committee.

Economy

Economic activity expanded at a moderate pace from early April to late May, at a somewhat faster rate than the prior reporting period as consumer spending strengthened due in part to increased COVID-19 vaccinations, according to the Federal Reserve’s fourth Beige Book release of the year. The report was based on information collected through May 25.

Economy

The economic projections coming out of the Federal Open Market Committee’s April meeting were slightly stronger than the group’s March forecast. In minutes from the committee’s April 27-28 meeting, members said that real GDP growth was projected to post a “substantial increase” this year, along with a “rapid decline” in the unemployment rate.

Compliance and Risk

The FDIC today said that the banking industry remained resilient entering 2021, despite the extraordinary challenges of the pandemic. In its annual risk review publication, the agency said that the banking sector in 2020 was helped by strong capital and liquidity levels and “was a source of stability to the economy.”

Economy

Weekly job posting data from Burning Glass Technologies show that businesses are looking to rehire, with postings for low-skilled jobs up 46% and postings for high-skilled jobs up 8% since the start of the pandemic.

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