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This was the first quarterly drop in real GDP in three-and-a-half years see first chart below.
Over the last fourteen quarters, the economy has expanded by 7. During the four quarters ofreal GDP grew by 1. Over this period, real GDP growth has been led by an expansion in the private sector see second chart below.
Several private sector components of GDP continued to make positive contributions to growth in the fourth quarter. Personal consumption expenditures, the single largest component of GDP, increased by 2.
Q4, as compared with 1.
Residential investment grew by Business investment in equipment and software grew at its fastest pace in more than a year, rising Federal defense purchases declined at an annual rate of A likely explanation for the sharp decline in Federal defense spending is uncertainty concerning the automatic spending cuts that were scheduled to take effect in January, and are currently scheduled to take effect on March 1st.
The decline in government spending across all levels reduced real GDP by 1. In addition, a decline in exports of goods and services and slower inventory investment both subtracted from real GDP growth in the fourth quarter. Both international trade flows and inventory accumulation could have been affected by disruptions caused by Hurricane Sandy, although a precise estimate of the effect of the hurricane on GDP is not available.
Although GDP is the broadest measure of economic activity, other indicators of economic performance suggest that the economy continued to recover in the fourth quarter, despite the impact of Hurricane Sandy and uncertainty surrounding fiscal issues. For instance, at an annual rate, aggregate production-worker hours increased by 2.
Moreover, as the Administration stresses with each economic report, indicators of economic performance can be volatile and are subject to substantial revision.
Some of the fiscal issues that may have weighed on the economy in the fourth quarter of were resolved with the passage of the American Taxpayer Relief Act in early January, which provided more than 98 percent of Americans and 97 percent of small businesses with the certainty that their income taxes will not rise.
The Administration continues to urge Congress to move toward a sustainable federal budget in a responsible way that balances revenue and spending, and replaces the sequester, while making critical investments in the economy that promote growth and job creation and protect our most vulnerable citizens.
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Rhode Island total employment averaged , in the fourth quarter of , an increase of 7, (+%) jobs from the fourth quarter of Nearly all of the job gains were reported in the private sector which added 7, jobs, a percent increase.
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