The Philadelphia Fed 1st Quarter 2021 Survey of Professional Forecasters was released on February 12, 2021. This survey is somewhat unique in various regards, such as it incorporates a longer time frame for various measures.
The survey shows, among many measures, the following median expectations:
Real GDP: (annual average level)
full-year 2021: 4.5%
full-year 2022: 3.7%
full-year 2023: 3.1%
full-year 2024: 2.5%
Unemployment Rate: (annual average level)
for 2021: 5.9%
for 2022: 4.8%
for 2023: 4.2%
for 2024: 4.0%
Regarding the risk of a negative quarter in real GDP in any of the next few quarters, mean estimates are 19.1%, 12.7%, 12.3%, 12.9%, and 14.1% for each of the quarters from Q1 2021 through Q1 2022, respectively.
As well, there are also a variety of time frames shown (present quarter through the year 2030) with the median expected inflation (annualized) of each. Inflation is measured in Headline and Core CPI and Headline and Core PCE. Over all time frames expectations are shown to be in the 1.8% to 2.5% range.
I post various economic forecasts because I believe they should be carefully monitored. However, as those familiar with this site are aware, I do not agree with many of the consensus estimates and much of the commentary in these forecast surveys.
The Special Note summarizes my overall thoughts about our economic situation
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