ReportFebruary 7, 2018
This report examines how various demographic factors relate to labor force participation, how economic conditions are likely to affect that rate over the next decade, and what keeps people from participating in the labor force.
ReportSeptember 18, 2017
How much do companies benefit from corporate inversions? In this report, CBO analyzes the reasons for and effects of inversions. CBO also projects how inversions and certain other strategies will affect future U.S. corporate tax revenues.
ReportJuly 13, 2017
Under the President’s proposals, budget deficits from 2018 through 2027 would total nearly one-third less than those in CBO’s baseline projections, ranging between 2.6 percent and 3.3 percent of GDP, down from 3.6 percent in 2017.
ReportJune 29, 2017
Under current law, deficits in CBO’s baseline projections continue to climb over the next decade, driving up federal debt. Economic growth remains modest, at about 2.0 percent through 2018 and then 1.9 percent later in the period.
ReportMarch 30, 2017
If current laws remained generally unchanged, the United States would face steadily increasing federal budget deficits and debt over the next 30 years—reaching the highest level of debt relative to GDP ever experienced in this country.
ReportJanuary 24, 2017
If current laws remained generally unchanged, deficits would follow an upward trajectory over the next decade, driving up federal debt. CBO projects moderate economic growth during that period.
ReportSeptember 29, 2016
The United States has 14 preferential trade agreements with 20 of its trading partners. In CBO’s view, the consensus among economic studies is that, all told, such agreements have had small positive effects on the U.S. economy.
Blog PostSeptember 8, 2016
CBO compares its economic forecast, as presented in An Update to the Budget and Economic Outlook: 2016 to 2026, with historical experience and discusses why economic growth in coming years is projected to diverge from historical trends.
Blog PostSeptember 7, 2016
CBO discusses several uncertainties in the outlook for the U.S. economy, as described in An Update to the Budget and Economic Outlook: 2016 to 2026.
ReportJune 16, 2016
CBO describes the procedures it uses to develop a market-based estimate of the cost of new U.S. commitments to the International Monetary Fund that reflects the small risk that the IMF could incur large losses.
Estimated Impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act on Employment and Economic Output in 2014February 20, 2015
In calendar year 2014, ARRA—which was enacted in 2009—raised real GDP by between a small fraction of a percent and 0.2 percent and increased the number of full-time-equivalent jobs by between a slight amount and 0.2 million, CBO estimates.
ReportFebruary 4, 2014
Since the recession ended in June 2009, employment has risen sluggishly and the unemployment rate has fallen only partway back to its prerecession level. This CBO report discusses the reasons for the slow recovery of the labor market.
ReportNovember 14, 2012
During the three years following the recession in 2008 and 2009, the economy’s output grew at less than half the rate seen, on average, during other economic recoveries in the United States since the end of World War II.