Economy Watch Weekly: Year-End Travel Volume Hits New Record

In the last podcast of the year, Economy Editor Dees Stribling weighs in on the state of the U.S. economy and consumer behavior as we head into 2018.

CPERadioAs we head into 2018, the general picture of economic growth remains the same. U.S. real GDP increased 3.2 percent in the third quarter, which is up a bit from the previous quarter, and a vast improvement from the first quarter’s growth of under 2 percent, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In more seasonal news, year-end travel also hit a record volume of 107.3 million travelers, according to AAA. Economy Editor Dees Stribling discusses the latest reports, for the week ending Dec. 22, 2017.