Annual Hawaii Forecast with Asia-Pacific Outlook: Healthy Economy Faces New Administration Risks
From UHERO, December 16, 2016
The Hawaii economy continues to perform well. Visitors are up, unemployment is down, and the pace of building remains healthy. But the expansion, now in its seventh year, has yet to fully restore household incomes. And increments to growth will be smaller going forward, with a topping out of construction in 2018 and slowing of annual job growth to a half-percent by the end of the decade. There are large downside risks to the forecast, including the strong dollar and a weak China. Neither is as large a risk as the possibility of policy errors by the incoming Trump administration. (Free-floating anxiety as economic forecast, LOL!)
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