Economy Watch Weekly: Job Growth Steady, Forecasts Predict Positive Outlook

April counted roughly 6.7 million job openings nationwide. Business economists expect a slowdown, revealing predictions for the rest of 2018 and '19. Economy Editor Dees Stribling gives a breakdown of these two topics, for the week ending June 1, 2018.
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There were nearly 6.7 million job openings nationwide in April, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. With roughly 6.4 million unemployed people nationwide, there are now more job openings than unemployed.

In its quarterly June 2018 NABE Outlook Survey, the National Association of Business Economists makes several predictions for the U.S. economy for the rest of 2018 and ’19. According to these projections, the next recession will likely occur sometime between the fourth quarter of 2019 and the second quarter of 2020. Economy Editor Dees Stribling gives a breakdown of these two topics, for the week ending June 8, 2018.