美國 2009Q1 衰退 6.1%

繼前一季(2008Q4)衰退 6.5%之後,2009Q1比起前一季又衰退了6.1%。(此處衰退皆為年化後數字)

新聞連結

6.1%的數據比起預期要來得糟糕,但好消息是民間消費上升了 2.2%。不過企業投資衰退了38%,經濟學家認為這會造成接下來的失業率破10%的機會更大。

Economists warned that job losses are likely to continue through the rest of the year. The current unemployment rate of 8.5 percent is expected to rise as high as 10 percent as businesses reduce their costs and put off hiring, buckling down for more bad times.

同時醫療單位也擔憂因為經濟衰退及裁員可能讓豬流感的防範更加困難(news link)。

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