The July 2021 Wall Street Journal Economic Forecast Survey – Notable Aspects

The July 2021 Wall Street Journal Economic Forecast Survey was published on July 11, 2021. The headline is “Higher Inflation Is Here to Stay for Years, Economists Forecast.”

I found numerous items to be notable – although I don’t necessarily agree with them – both within the article and in the forecasts section.

An excerpt:

Americans should brace themselves for several years of higher inflation than they’ve seen in decades, according to economists who expect the robust post-pandemic economic recovery to fuel brisk price increases for a while.

As seen in the “Recession Probability” section, the average response as to whether the economy will be in a recession within the next 12 months was 11.56%. The individual estimates, of those who responded, ranged from 0% to 40%.  For reference, the average response in April’s survey [the last survey published] was 12.53%.

As stated in the article, the survey’s 64 respondents were academic, financial and business economists.  The survey was conducted July 2 – July 7. Not every economist answered every question.

Economic Forecasts

The current average forecasts among economists polled include the following:


full-year 2021:  6.89%

full-year 2022:  3.24%

full-year 2023:  2.30%

Unemployment Rate:

December 2021: 4.89%

December 2022: 4.12%

December 2023: 3.80%

10-Year Treasury Yield:

December 2021: 1.79%

December 2022: 2.11%

December 2023: 2.41%


Please Note – The above is excerpted from the (published by RevSD, LLC) post of July 11, 2021, titled “The July 2021 Wall Street Journal Economic Forecast Survey


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