GDP and the Economy: Advance Estimates for the Fourth Quarter of 2007
Real GDP grew 0.6 percent after growing 4.9 percent in the third quarter. Inventory investment turned down, while exports, consumer spending, and federal government decelerated. In 2007, real GDP increased 2.2 percent after increasing 2.9 percent in 2006.
BEA Briefing: Employee Stock Options and the National Economic Accounts
Stock options have become common as part of employee pay packages. This BEA Briefing discusses the national economic accounts’ treatment of these options and plans for improvements.
The Reliability of the GDP and GDI Estimates
This analysis confirms that BEA’s estimates provide an accurate picture of the economy, indicating among other things whether growth was positive or negative and whether it was accelerating or decelerating.
Annual Industry Accounts: Revised Statistics for 2004–2006
The services sector once again powered economic growth in 2006. Finance and insurance industries accounted for about 25 percent of economic growth; professional, scientific, and technical services industries accounted for 14 percent of growth.
Upcoming in the Survey...
Government Accounts. A nontechnical look at the BEA government accounts and how they fit in the national economic accounts.
Flexible Annual Revisions. A look at BEA’s new flexible annual revisions, scheduled to begin in 2010.