The economy continues to grow at a stable rate, but misses President Trump's 4 percent growth prediction by 1.4 points. For perspective, one percentage point of gross domestic product growth could generate 1 million new jobs.
North Korea's per capita incomes rose 5 percent despite sanctions over its nuclear weapons development program.
We need to look beyond simple financial measures of performance to measure real economic vibrancy.
Even with all its oil wealth, Saudi Arabia’s GDP in 2015 was below the GDP of U.S. states such as Pennsylvania and Illinois.