The Economy in Focus

Third Quarter 2019

Executive Summary

October 10, 2019
George Mokrzan, PH.D., Director of Economics

In this edition of the Economy in Focus: 

  • The Huntington Private Bank Economic Forecast—Slower but steady United States growth but a weak international economy
  • The Yield Curve returns to the spotlight in the third quarter, but signal not as clear as in the past
  • Consumer Health—the strongest consumer financial capacity in nearly 2 decades
  • Housing Gets a Lift—Housing markets growing again
  • Businesses have mixed performance in the Third Quarter—Service Sector Growing More Slowly, Manufacturing Contracts for the first time since the first quarter of 2016
  • The Tariffs on Imports from China in Context: A look back on the bigger picture

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