September 26, 2022

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Goldman Sachs lowers its 2023 forecast for US growth

Goldman Sachs lowers its 2023 forecast for US growth

Goldman Sachs sees the Fed acting aggressively to tighten monetary policy over the rest of the year.

This has led Goldman Sachs to cut US GDP for 2023 and see unemployment rising higher than previously expected.

In a note released late Friday, Goldman now sees GDP growth of 1.1%. next year, down from his previous call for 1.5% growth from the fourth quarter of 2022 through the end of 2023.

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The Goldman Sachs logo appears on the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City. (Reuters/Andrew Kelly/File Photo/Reuters Photo)

The Federal Reserve meets again this week and another significant rate hike is on the table, after the CPI report came in higher than expected.

Goldman now forecasts a rise of 75 basis points, up from 50 basis points previously, and expects a 50 basis point rise in November and December, with the fed funds rate peaking at 4-4.25% by the end of the year.

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Federal Reserve Building in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File/Associated Press)

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“The trajectory of higher rates combined with the recent tightening in financial conditions suggests a somewhat worse outlook for growth and employment next year,” Goldman wrote.

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Someone completing an unemployment benefits form. (iStock / iStock)

projection for Unemployment rate It is set to rise to 3.7% by the end of the year, up from 3.6%, and to rise to 4.1% by the end of 2023, from 3.8% previously.

Reuters contributed to this report.