Gross domestic product and its potential

The potential GDP is what the economy could be producing if it were working at full capacity. Compared with the actual GDP (and the Congressional Budget Office projections), our economy is underperforming and is predicted to continue that trend through at least 2016. Read related article.

Our gross domestic product is underperforming.
Sources: Congressional Budget Office; Commerce Department, Bureau of Economic Analysis. The Washington Post. Published on February 6, 2013, 8:01 p.m.
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