The Year Ahead: Full Employment Could Slow Growth

The Year Ahead: Full Employment Could Slow Economic Growth

The strong business environment brings benefits but could come with consequences.

by scott barker • January 4, 2019

This story is one of a series looking at major local issues looming for 2019. See also:

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Looking at future business trends is a challenge. Only a handful of economists predicted the Great Recession of 2008, and fewer still forecasted the long-running recovery that continues to this day. And then there were the market meltdowns that came with Christmas, which took many by surprise.
The economic outlook is generally positive for 2019.
Still, there are sources that can be relied upon for planning in 2019. One of the most important studies locally is the Report to the Governor issued in Decem...

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