The Economic Perspective: “Is the Economy Picking Up Steam?”

Mary: This is Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic
perspective. Today’s program asks if the economy is picking up steam. Mike, it appears
our fight against the Covid-19 pandemic is improving. Of course, there are two parts to
this fight, the medical and the economic. Are we doing better on the economic front?
Mike: Summary Answer
a. Yes we are
b. Continue to have job growth
c. Economy expected to grow at above average rates this year and next
d. Big challenge – unemployment rate won’t fall to pre-pandemic levels
e. Job disruption
f. Needed re-training
g. I’m MW
Mary: And I’m Mary Walden for the Economic Perspective, an NC State Extension
program from the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics.