Summary of 2016 Article IV Consultation with the United States of America

Concluding Statement of the IMF Mission


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2016 Article IV Consultation with the United States of America summary
Impediments to future growth challenge the American economy.


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Although the American economy may be at the top of the class today compared to other developed countries’ economic performance, it nonetheless faces a number of critical challenges. In this comprehensive summary, IMF professionals point to obstacles that stand in the way of continued US growth and urge against complacency. They also outline specific measures the American government could take to stimulate future growth. getAbstract suggests this report to policy makers, economists and investors.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How the US economy is faring
  • What the outlook is for the near future
  • What the government must do to sustain long-term growth


The American economy has created 2.4 million new jobs since mid-2015, bringing the unemployment rate to below 5%, its lowest level since the onset of the Great Recession. Inflationary pressures remain subdued, and the economy has bounced back from market upsets, a strong dollar and weak global demand...
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The International Monetary Fund advises member nations on policy issues and works to promote economic stability and well-being.

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