On the Edge of ’17
This marks the eleventh consecutive year for CBIZ CMF publishing our annual predictions on the economy, socio-political issues, and industry trends. See how the actuals compared with the 2017 predictions (made in December 2016) here.
Highlights from last year’s predictions that we accurately forecasted include:
- Increased cord-cutting by household of their cable provider
- Increased number of IPOs
- Average WTI Crude Oil Price per Barrel of $49
Our 2018 predictions include, an all-Pennsylvania Super Bowl (Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Philadelphia Eagles), increased number of closed deals, and a record number of women having seats in Congress.
Other key predictions include:
- U.S. GDP growing to 3.0%
- U.S Unemployment decreasing to 3.90% and Labor Participation Rate increasing to 63.3%
- Amazon picking Austin, TX as home of second headquarters
See the complete list of 2018 predictions here.