An equally large proportion say the vaccine rollout and a new presidential administration have had a positive effect on their companies’ sales and hiring, up from only 37% who said so in a survey done in January.
In addition, 35% of the economists say they think the economy will grow at a robust rate of at least 6% over the next year. Only 4% of the economists had predicted growth that strong in the January survey.
In a further sign of their brightening outlook, nearly two-thirds of the business economists reported that their companies’ sales had increased over the past three months. That’s up from just over half of the respondents who said so in January.
The NABE’s survey results are consistent with rising expectations, at the Federal Reserve and among analysts in general, that the U.S. economy has begun a strong recovery that…